A Georgia man who sexually abused a North Carolina girl and held her captive for more than a year will not spend a day in prison.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Michael Wysolovski, 33, was sentenced to 10 years, with eight months of that time to be spent in jail and the remainder to be spent on probation. Since Wysolovski spent eight months behind bars before receiving bond in February 2018, he was credited with time served and will start probation immediately.
The 15-year-old victim had met Wysolovski on an online forum for people with anorexia. The victim, who has Asperger’s, had left behind a diary revealing her intentions to run away with an older man who she met online, according to local reports.
The missing teen had vanished from her Charlotte home in May 2016. In June 2017, a Facebook tip led authorities to Wysolovski’s home in Duluth, where he was holding the starved 17-year-old captive.
Citing prosecutor Michael DeTardo, the Journal-Constitution reported that the victim and Wysolovski had initially entered into a consensual BDSM relationship but Wysolovski eventually ignored safe words and used “excessive force.”
DeTardo reportedly said the victim, who is anorexic, originally invited Wysolovski to monitor her eating habits in an effort to lose weight. However, he ultimately used food to punish the girl or force her to perform sexual acts, the prosecutor said.
The victim contacted another person on the anorexia forum who alerted federal authorities.
“He lowered my self-esteem greatly and led me to believe I would ever be loved or live a proper life if I gained any weight,” the victim said in court, per WSB-TV.
“I severely mutilated myself hoping I would become unlovable so no one would hurt me again as Wysolovski did. I am permanently disfigured.”
As part of a plea deal, Wysolovski agreed to plead guilty Thursday to first-degree cruelty to children and interstate interference with custody. In addition to more than nine years’ probation, he was ordered to register as a sex offender.
[Featured image: Michael Wysolovski/Police handout]