Sensing a return to what made him famous back in the day, this former A+ list “expert” was basically exiled after making millions of dollars from his “expertise.”
He was the person to call if you were a reporter or writer or producer if you needed an “expert” in this field. Over the last few years, he has slowly begun to come out of hiding and has started speaking in front of people and churches again.
He knows there is a movement afoot and he wants to capitalize on it before anyone else can fill those shoes he once had.
For basically an entire decade or even a little longer, this man was considered the go to expert for all things child abuse.
The thing is though, he often was the one doing the abusing.
Hundreds and hundreds of children across the country that he would meet with to identify if they had been sexually abused, he would then abuse.
He would then say the child had been abused and day care workers or parents would be arrested.
Our “expert” would then have several followup sessions with the victims where he would abuse them again before moving on to the next town.
Even more crazy is that he was usually paid for these interviews where he was abusing children.
His feeling now is that with all of the abuse scandals going on that he can get back to what he was doing before at the height of abuse scandals.
There is no way I will ever let him near another child again.
A Child Called “It”
Pelzer presents his passion to Fallon
With less than a month until graduation and summer break, a New York Times Bestselling author left Churchill County High School students with straightforward advice on life.
“Knock off the b.s., do something for others, and be the best you can be,” said Dave Pelzer, author of “A Child Called It,” a NYT Bestseller for over six years.
Although his visit to CCHS was on behalf of Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month and Pinwheels for Prevention, Pelzer ensured each of his presentations to the community on Friday not only increased awareness for child abuse but to also embrace self-empowerment.
Pelzer’s book is a memoir about his experience as a victim of child abuse from his alcoholic mother, as she plotted to murder him; she forced him to drink ammonia, starve him, and other physical and emotional abuse factors involved.
Beginning at age 4, Pelzer went through eight years of abuse and is the second oldest of five boys.
“I’m not here to just tell you to stop abuse,” he told students. “You know that. You have a purpose and do something for yourself, appreciate what you have, and thank others more often.” – Source