Sometimes, just sometimes, victims get a chance to strike back.
John Hazelton, a 59-year-old soccer coach, molested a 9-year-old boy back in the 1970’s. He did this well into the boy’s teenage years.
Luring the boy into his house with the promise of porn, John Hazelton tied the kid up, took pictures of the boy in helpless positions, and molested him.
When John Hazelton was doing his thing, he always wore a black leather glove and tied the victim to a chair.
The abuse got worse and worse as time wore on, with the kid finally running away when John Hazelton held a knife to his throat.
Well, the boy grew up and had a family, but, as you might well expect, he never really recovered mentally from the years of abuse.
He was distant and angry. He lashed out. He had a hard time managing his anger.
His daughter noticed this over time and asked her daddy, “Daddy, why are you always so upset?”
This was apparently the last straw for the molestation victim, who grabbed a katana and went after his once-tormentor: John Hazelton.
Apparently he injured Hazelton pretty badly, as you’d expect from someone carrying a katana who had massive amounts of resentment for sexual abuse inflicted on him over a span of several years.
Strangely, John Hazelton refused to press charges against the guy.
It turned out, Hazelton didn’t really want his pedophilia to become public knowledge.
John Hazelton was arrested when his katana-wielding attacker spilled his guts over the history they shared.
Hazelton admitted to the activity, but insisted that he’d only started molesting the boy when he was 12.
That makes it so much better, doesn’t it?
John Hazelton was convicted of several counts of indecency with a child, indecent assault, and an attempted rape charge.
He’ll be known as a sex offender for the rest of his life.