Kunkletown, Pennsylvania You’re pregnant and you start having contractions. Your loved one is not with you so you call, a little freaked-out and wanting reassurance everything is going to be fine. In a normal world, the loved one promises to high-tail it home and arranges for someone to get to the house who may be a little closer. And if it’s become an emergency situation, they call 911 and defy the speed of sounds getting to the hospital so as to not miss this special moment. In a normal world. But when it involves a 13-year-old girl, her 30-year-old boyfriend, and a self-induced abortion with a pencil, the normalcy goes out of the window and the bizarre takes hold.
Michael Lisk started having a sexual relationship with this girl when she was merely 12-years-old as she lived right down the street. Lisk’s father stated he thought his son was friends with the mother. What fucking mother under the sun would allow a 30-year-old man to hang out with their young daughter? And how the fuck didn’t she know what was happening between them? Come on, a horny guy, a love-struck little girl…those signs are impossible to ignore. Even for a blind person.
When it appeared the girl was pregnant, this young thing started with the plan of aborting the fetus. With a pencil. They haven’t said…yet…but I imagine this was a two-headed decision and that Michael didn’t do much to encourage her otherwise. I say this because he didn’t seem to be too surprised nor upset when he was telling her over the phone to “push hard” resulting in that bloody booger making it’s splash into this world via the toilet.
Once it was clear she’d given birth, Michael allegedly told her to lovingly clear its mouth and if it wasn’t breathing, start gentle breaths and little compressions until the emergency crew got there. Oops, normal world insertion there, sorry. No, he told her to put the slimy thing in a bag until he could get there. And allegedly, that’s exactly what she did…put the baby in a bag, sealed it for locked-in freshness, and threw it by a tree. The baby was later picked up by Michael and walked down the sidewalk (because he can’t drive due to his fondness of driving and drinking troubles) and buried close to his house.
As if this little saga isn’t strange enough, naturally that pencil used to promote the abortion caused the little girl some physical issues. After a few days of not getting any better, her mother took her to the hospital (pediatrics unit) where the medical staff quickly realized she’d recently given birth. And she admitted so. Michael was tipped off that the authorities were high-tailing it to his house by receiving two phone calls. One from his young lover. One from her mother. What.The.Fuck?
Instead of running, Michael quickly explained to his father, who’d given him a roof over his head, exactly what was going on and went ’round back, dug up that sack, wrapped it in a couple of blankets and set it out for the State Police. The only normal part to this story is his father’s reaction. He’s hoping the authorities will keep his son in jail and that it’s past time for him to get his shit together. The only thing the Sr. Mr. Lisk is wanting is for people to consider the 13-year-old victim in his son’s wake. “Above everything else, everyone ought to have concern for this child right now,” said the distraught older Lisk. “The whole thing sickens me. How could any rational human being walk down the street with a baby in a grocery bag?” he asked. “Everybody is safer because he is in prison. This is where I feel he belongs.” Amen “We raised him differently. He chose the path he chose. I cannot be responsible for what my 30-year-old adult son does,” he said. “There is no doubt in my mind that he has psychological issues.”
Lisk is charged with rape of a child, statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, corruption of a minor, concealing the death of a child and abuse of a corpse. He’s admitted to having sex “hundreds” of times with this child. What is equally disturbing about this case is the State’s inability to relay through bond amount, how these crimes will be taken seriously. Michael Lisk’s bond was set at $50,ooo for 110 sexual offenses. Way to go. That sends a clear picture. It’s better to rape and impregnate a young girl, encourage a homemade abortion, and instruct that child to throw the baby away like a used tampon than it is to sell an ounce of pot.