28-year-old David Michael Busby was hired on as a nanny for a 9-year-old boy in Utah.
A charming, attractive, intelligent, sociopathic pedophile , David Busby slowly worked on his ward, distancing him from his family, warping his sense of right and wrong, and having sex with the boy at every possible opportunity.
David Busby controlled the boy so thoroughly that the boy would carry a secret cell phone with him to school and sneak into the bathroom to call and check in with the pedophile every 2 hours.
If he missed the check-in time, Busby would threaten to abandon the boy, which scared the child due to Busby’s effectiveness at making the youth hate his father.
In 2002, the boy’s parents fired David Busby after seeing Busby touch the child inappropriately and finding a love note in the boy’s lunch. Like any sensible parents, they sought a restraining order to keep him from their boy.
David Busby fought that order all the way to the Utah Supreme Court, where it was upheld.
Even though there was a restraining order, Busby somehow kept access to the boy. Last year several naked pictures of the boy were found on David Busby’s digital camera. The boy claimed that he had taken them in an attempt to protect Busby.
“He’s got game,” the father told the judge at David Busby’s trial. “It’s what you’d expect from a seasoned, world-class child molester. Please lock him up until he’s an old man.”
Busby pled guilty to three counts of sodomy on a child and received a 45-to-life sentence. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors dropped 31 other charges related to sexual relations with children, including a 13-year-old boy from a neighboring town.
During the trial, the boy that Busby had sex with claimed that the pedophile, “made me believe I needed him, more than my family, more than my dignity.”
The boy says that David Busby had warped him so badly that he didn’t realize what he was going through, “a living hell,” was wrong.
“I’m going to live my life now,” the boy told Busby. “You go ahead and rot in jail.”