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Book details
  • Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SubGenre:Criminals & Outlaws
  • Language:English
  • Pages:377
  • eBook ISBN:9781620954874

Pedophilia: A Cause and A Cure

by Steve A. Mizera

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Overview
Steve A. Mizera reveals what life in orphanages was like for him in the middle 1940s and 1950s in Pennsylvania. After suffering physical, emotional and sexual abuse, he runs away and lives on the streets of Philadelphia. His survival techniques could serve as an operating manual for today’s runaways. A product of a dysfunctional family and not having any bonding in infancy, he predictably has little success with relationships in the USAF or in employment. Nevertheless with this handicap he starts a weekly newspaper in a small northern California town and vents his anger while taking on the establishment. Believing the pen is mightier than the sword, he conducts his battles while attending law school and working as a conductor on the railroad. Steve reveals his deepest secrets for a very personal reason and discusses a despicable crime for which he has to learn survival once again in Folsom State prison, the most violent US prison in the 1980s. In his final chapters of his life he does experience both solid relationships and love which turn his life around completely. With his unbelievable autobiography, Steve, at the age of seventy one, offers the experts and authorities profound messages dealing with child abuse. This writing should encourage psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and law enforcement take notice. His decade’s long search finds his answers to two of society’s most pressing questions regarding a cause of and a cure for pedophilia. He offers these answers with his 377 page narrative of his life. A Christian reader might consider Steve’s life story to be a lengthy confession of sins only the Son of God could forgive.
Description
Introduction I reluctantly agreed to offer a Forward to this autobiography. because I was concerned that the obscene language, the controversial subject matter and the details Steve offers would disgust and turn-off the reader. Initially, that was my reaction as I read this sensitive and powerful confession. But instead of soaking in disgust, my perseverance was rewarded as I read the final chapters. He presents summaries of the views of today's experts in psychology and the legal system dealing with child abuse. He shows clearly that they do not have answers nevertheless attempt to provide solutions that are failing. In contrast, in summarizing his life he points clearly to the cause of his deviant sexually behavior. I applaud Steve for speaking truth to power this narration of his personal story. I feel certain that his autobiography will liberate and heal many others who endured similar backgrounds and struggles. The need for his sound advice, his unique messages, and his heartfelt recommendations will benefit and be clear to any reader. Roseann Valent Straube Christmas Valley, Oregon Forward Steve Mizera would not have chosen the childhood he was forced to endure. Nobody would. News reports pop up all the time about figures in positions of leadership using their superiority and power to abuse trusting young children. Boy Scout leaders, Catholic Priests, and even more recently, Penn State coaches have all been stigmatized for their role in the suffering of children under their watch. Unfortunately for Steve, the institution he lived in as a young boy included the stereotypical pedophiliac activity making headlines today. His journey starts in a very dark place, and brings the reader through his adolescence to his adulthood, including details of the horror he inflicted on victims of his own, eventually finding a new life in Christ, with a loving family that he had been robbed of as a boy. Along the way, the author describes his own theories and insights regarding the choices of those around him, as well as his own. When the opportunity arose for me to help proofread and edit his initial writings, I found myself intrigued, hoping his words will help reach others and possibly assist them to seek help and/or enlightenment of their own. As it is often said, if this book helps stop one child from being abused, or steers one offender toward rehabilitation, then his goal will have been fulfilled. Elizabeth McCrory, Citrus Heights, California This book is dedicated to my extended family: Nick and Marina Klimov and their wonderful children: Yelena, Sergey, Slava and Valeriy. Each brought their special brand of love into my empty and wayward life. Yelena, who with her warm and loving husband Stas, added the immense and intense pleasure by allowing me to observe Benjamin, Nelly and Timothy become the center of their family. It has been pure joy. My close association with both families is the vicarious fulfillment of my life. This autobiography is also dedicated to those leaders and to my brothers and sisters of Grace Family Church, Carmichael California, who try daily to keep the second greatest commandment as inspired by God in the bible: to love one another. They have taught me about love.
About the author
Steve A. Mizera endured endless hardships and emerges. It is the lesson he learned from these experiences that he wants readers to take away after reading his powerful autobiography. Born in 1940 in Cressona, Pennsylvania, the youngest son of a coal miner worked in a variety of industries since running away from a second orphanage at 14 to live on the streets of Philadelphia. Having a strong work ethic he is called a Dime a Dozen by a heartless and employer. He retaliates by stealing $25,000 in tires in 1956. He taught himself how to repair automatic transmissions, spent four years in the USAF, sold fruit on the international market, worked as a railroad conductor for a decade, founded and published a weekly newspaper in a small northern California town, and attended law school before going to Alaska to serve in the legislature. Starting life without bonding and winding through decades of rejection and failed relationships, at forty he commits an unthinkable crime and is sentenced to 20 years in California’s Folsom Prison. Following his release he spends two decades in public service. Although raised with a bleak view of the world, it is how his life is transformed when adopted by loving immigrants who lead him away from a life of crime. His priceless reward is the redemption that forms the fabric of this compelling life story. In writing his autobiography at seventy one, he believes he has identified a cause and a cure for pedophilia, and offers his 377 page narration to help prevent child abuse. He retired to Christmas Valley, Oregon where he pursues photography and travels.
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