ThrowingLight on theSexual abuse is a widespread problem in the Plain Community, ‘Sins of the Amish’ is a heartbreaking two-part docuseries on Peacock. Mor Loushy and Daniel Sivan’s directorial delves into theTraumatic sexual abuse experiences ofFormer AmishWomen, who are often preyed upon by their families. OneSuch a brave survivor tells her story Mary Byler, who was constantly assaulted by her biological siblings. WhileShe has been able to get out of her situation. theCycle ofAbuse andThis is on the path to healing, let’s find out what happened to her perpetrators Johnny, Eli, and David Byler.
Who Are Johnny, Eli, and David Byler?
Johnny, Eli, and David Byler were born andIn an orthodox setting Amishcommunity andHad a younger sister named MaryThere are also four more brothers. WhenWhen she was four years old, her father started molesting her. He died in a buggy accident. theNext year. However, MaryWas not left behind as when theFamily moved from Viroqua, WisconsinTo. Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania, her older cousins began molesting her. NotJust that. JohnnyHe began to abuse her when he was twelve years old. andShe was six years old.
Subsequently, EliHis elder brother was also sexually assaulted. Mary, andAccording to her, theShe would be raped by her former lover theMilk house and theTheir family’s property includes a barn. On theOn the other hand, JohnnyShe raped her many times throughout her teens. and when she would lock her room’s door, he would climb in through theWindow or even take off the door’s hinges. Asper MaryOnce both her brothers attacked and beat her together, andUnfortunately, she was too powerful.
ThisIt was a terrible experience that turned into a way of life ofThe best life is the household, and MaryWe tried to inform her mother SallyAbout the abuse. “You don’t fight hard enough and you don’t pray hard enough…EveryWhen I asked her about it, she would tell me that they had already made confession in church. and you’re just being unforgiving,” said Mary. NotJust that, her stepfather William KempfAll of them were physically and verbally abused. theChildren andI used to beat them up regularly. FurthermoreShe pleaded to her mother repeatedly to keep her company. theBoys were left out.
Johnny and EliContinue to abuse MaryFor eleven years, until she turned seventeen. That’s when she began suspecting that their younger four-year-old sister was being abused by their brother DavidHe was in his late teens at the time. Sadly, theA young girl received the same response from SallyAs her older sister andIt was told to remain quiet andForgive her brother. Thisbecame theTipping point MaryShe did not want her sister to suffer. theSame fate as her.
ThusWhen? theThe church authorities Mary’s community paid no heed to her complaints, she approached external authorities in 2004. SheHer brothers reported her to the Vernon County Sheriff’s Department, andWith theHelp ofShe was able to obtain wire-tap evidence during a wire-tap probe. Johnny’s confession ofShe was sexually abused by her. BasedAlso, see this. theHe will provide a full investigation report. Eli, and DavidYou were charged with multiple felonies. Moreover, SallyShe was charged with failing to protect her daughter. and WilliamHe was charged for assaulting another person with a weapon. Mary.
Where Are Johnny, Eli, and David Byler Now?
25-year-old Johnny BylerRecognized rape MaryMore than 200 times EliShe confessed to raping her approximately 15-16 times. AfterPlead guilty to two charges ofSexual assault of second degree ofAs a child, he was sentenced for one year in county prison with work release. the day. InIn addition, he was granted ten years of probation. DuringHis hearing, more than 100 AmishSurprisingly, his community members came to his aid. the courtroom. InHis statement was retracted and he has since apologized Maryfor causing her irreparable injury andHis community for bringing shame on them.
SurprisinglyNo Amish member supported MaryThey reportedly felt that JohnnyHad been properly punished by being temporarily exiled the church, as per their community’s customs. On theOn the other hand, Eli and DavidThey were trying to flee when they were stopped. the state, and theFormer pleaded guilty for one count ofSexual assault of second degree of a child andBail jumping is a felony. HeHe was 18 years old when he was sentenced to eight years in prison DavidTwo counts were pleaded guilty by the defendant. ofFirst-degree sexual attack ofA child was sentenced for four years in prison
Asper the documentary, EliReturn to the AmishCommunity in Sugar GroveAfter his release andThere is still life there. theOld family house. JohnnyGot married andHas children andIt is possible to have he and DavidContinue to follow their example AmishLifestyle, as they try to avoid thelimelight as theOutside the world HoweverThey could also be living in other parts of the country. of the Plain CommunityAs well. In the meanwhile, MaryIt has been a long time since. thecommunity andShe is a strong advocate for other survivors of child sex abuse.
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