Eight years ago, two Clyde women filed a criminal complaint against Dr. David Blasczak, alleging that he took nude pictures of them when they were children. 

New York State Police conducted a six-month criminal investigation into the claims and forwarded their findings on to the Wayne County District Attorney’s office.  The prosecutor’s office, it appears, failed to file any criminal charges against Blasczak in that case.

Had their claims been believed, these women now say, perhaps other victims could have been spared. 

Blasczak was arrested last week and charged by federal prosecutors with possessing thousands of images of child pornography.  In court paperwork, Blasczak also admits to taking naked pictures of a number of children who came to his practice, falsely telling their parents he was conducting medical research into child abuse. He also told prosecutors, when his daughter was young, he would take pictures of children who came over for sleepovers and sometimes touched them inappropriately.

With the support of her friends, Krystal (last name withheld) is now able to talk about what she says happened to her inside Blasczak’s office in Clyde when she was 8 years old.

 “We went in and he took pictures of me, and my mom would help him get the pictures he wanted and needed,” she recalled.

Years later, while in therapy, Krystal, who was estranged from her mother, decided to call her and ask about it.

“As an adult she said it was to make sure my father wasn't molesting me, or he wanted it for research,” Krystal said. “But she would get paid for it, either cash or he'd give her a prescription for pills. She'd always promise us you could get some candy afterwards and when you’re that young, you're just like ‘alright, well, he's our doctor and my mom says it's okay,’” she told News 10NBC. 

But as an adult she realized it wasn’t okay. In 2010, she filed a report with New York State Police.

“Nothing was done, I didn't hear from anybody or anything,” she said. 

A spokesman for New York State Police confirmed the agency did investigate Krystal’s complaint and the complaint of another woman with the same allegations. Troopers spent six months interviewing numerous people, including Blasczak, who said at the time the pictures were for research purposes. In October of 2010, troopers handed their findings over to the Wayne County District Attorney’s office.

The current Wayne County district attorney, Michael Calarco, said the office has no record of the case, which means criminal charges were never filed. When asked whether the case had ever been presented to a grand jury, Calarco couldn’t say.  While Calarco was with the District Attorney’s office in 2010, he was an Assistant District Attorney handling town and village courts, and says he does not have any recollection of this case. 

The DA who was in office at the time is Rick Healy, who is now a sitting county court judge. Healy’s office told News 10NBC that because of his current position, he can’t talk about past cases.  News10NBC has also reached out to other members of the District Attorney’s office who were employed at the time of this investigation, to see if they can shed any light into why criminal charges were not filed. So far, no one has returned those calls.

For Krystal, not having answers is tough.

“He (Blasczak) ruined my life,” she said. “I thought I could put it past me, for 20 years, but I can't.”

“When I saw he had been arrested last week, I felt relief that he can't hurt anybody else and he's finally going to get what he deserves,” she said.