33-year-old Michael Wysolovski of Duluth, who kept a teenage girl in sexual captivity for over a year, will not serve time in prison for his crimes.
Wysolovski was sentenced to serve 10 years, with eight months served in prison, after he pled guilty to charges of first-degree cruelty to children and interstate interference with custody. The court gave him credit for the eight months he remained in custody at Gwinnett County Detention Center before he got bond in February 2018. His prison term is now already accounted for, with the remaining nine years and four months to be served on probation. He also has to register as a sex offender.
He was arrested in June 2017 after Gwinnett County police and FBI agents found a 17-year-old girl who had been missing for over a year in his home. She was malnourished, had ringworm and was suffering from back problems because Wysolovski had repeatedly kept her in a dog cage, her father’s victim impact statement revealed.
The girl met Wysolovski online through a forum for people with anorexia when she was 15. She revealed that she was unhappy at home and he convinced her to move into his home. When she turned 16, she walked 3 miles from her home in the Charlotte area to meet up with Wysolovski on the side of the interstate. They stayed in a home in Decatur for a while before moving to Duluth.
She had tried to leave, but Wysolovski wouldn’t let her, so she asked someone on the anorexia forum for help. The person reached out to the FBI.
Prosecutor Michael DeTardo stated that the girl had entered a “consensual non-consensual” sexual relationship with Wysolovski, a form of BDSM (bondage, domination, submission, masochism) relationship where partners agree to simulate non-consensual sex acts, but over time, Wysolovski violated the boundaries of the relationship – not using “safe words” and employing “excessive force” including biting and physical violence.
While the victim had initially urged Wysolovski to control her eating habits, he later used food as punishment or to force her to perform sexual acts.
The rape and aggravated sodomy charges were dropped in lieu with the plea deal, and Wysolovski pleaded guilty to the child cruelty charge, which specified that the cruelty was caused by “excessive physical pain during sexual intercourse.”
In his defense, Wysolovski told Gwinnett County Superior Court Judge Timothy Hamil that he believed he was “helping” the girl escape a bad situation at home.
“I can’t see even the most twisted definition of what you did as help … I don’t see any emotion from you. I don’t see any remorse from you,” the judge responded.