During the year a Charlotte teenager was allegedly held against her will in a Gwinnett County home, her captor limited the number of calories she ate each day, punishing her if she ate more, an arrest warrant reveals.
Michael Ren Wysolovski, 31, of Duluth was charged with aggravated sodomy, cruelty to children by deprivation, interference with custody and false imprisonment after the FBI discovered a 17-year-old girl in his home Sunday.
The girl had been missing from her Charlotte, N.C., home for more than a year.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution does not identify alleged victims of sexual assault.
Wysolovski strictly controlled the girl’s food intake. If she exceeded a specific number of calories, he would not allow her to eat the following day, according to his arrest warrant, obtained Wednesday by the AJC. Doctors diagnosed the girl as malnourished when she was examined at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital, the warrant said.
Wysolovski also allegedly forced the girl to perform sexual acts against her will, according to the warrant.
The girl, 16 at the time, went missing on May 23, 2016.
The FBI found the girl with the help of a woman in Romania whom she contacted online, Channel 2 Action News reported. The girl had told the woman she was being held captive and sent her a photo from the room where she was kept. The woman alerted the authorities who found the 17-year-old at Wysolovski’s home the next day.
Wysolovski is being held without bond at the Gwinnett County Detention Center. His attorney, Matt Crosby, did not respond to requests for comment.
The girl’s father, who the AJC is also not identifying to preserve her anonymity, said his daughter has become a “hero” for families who are missing a loved one.
“While there are many questions surrounding these events, we look forward to the truth being exposed over time,” he told the AJC. “Thank you to the amazing efforts of law enforcement and the support our friends and community have shared with our family. Never give up.”
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