The former Wayne County doctor who admitted to sexually abusing young patients and other children for more than four decades was sentenced Thursday in federal court.
David Blasczak was sentenced to 262 months in prison, a nearly 22-year sentence that U.S. District Judge Charles Siragusa said is likely a life sentence for the man from Clyde.
Blasczak admits he fondled his daughter’s friends during sleepovers and took explicit photos of his young patients. He also had more than 4,000 images of child pornography.
The 69-year-old man told federal investigators that, in the 1990s, he fondled sleeping children, showed them movies of adults having sex, and even drugged the girls in order to carry them to an upstairs room. The victims were friends of his daughter who were invited to sleepovers. The girls were age 7 to 10 at the time, Blasczak said.
Feds: Wayne county doctor abused multiple children, including one who later killed herself
Dr. David Blasczak’s tastes for child pornography and molestation began early in life — during the honeymoon with his first wife.
The couple vacationed in Reno, where Blasczak “wandered into a bookstore” and found “a section containing what he described to be child pornographic materials,” according to court records. He then became “totally fascinated by the idea that one could enjoy sex with children,” Blaszcak told federal investigators this year, the records say.
For decades to come, Blaszcak would not escape that sickness — a perversion that would trigger his sexual abuse of children. One of those victims, federal prosecutors allege, killed herself in 2012.
While prosecutors do not identify the victim in court papers, Blasczak’s daughter committed suicide that year at the age of 27. The victim left behind journals that detail “the damage that (Blasczak) caused her,” according to court filings.
“She suffered from depression,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle Rossi wrote in the court papers. “She suffered from self-doubt. She could not maintain a relationship. She could never trust men. She stated that she was scarred, and believed she was ‘dirty and disgusting’ because of what (Blasczak) did to her as a child.