Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:54:27 -0700 (PDT)
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 13:54:27 -0400
Subject: Heartbroken victim
From: Sharon Arnal <>
To: Judy Jones <>

Dear Judy Jones,

My husband is a victim of sexual abuse by former Deacon / teacher Ernie Formichelli. About one month ago he learned that Dr. Terence Heltzel, my husband’s psychologist of about twenty years, has recently surrendered his license to practice psychology in lieu of further administrative action by the Ohio State Board of Psychology which the board permanently revoked on July 1, 2013 for an inappropriate relationship with one of his former clients.  A blatant violation of professional ethics.  Heltzel further agreed not to re-apply to practice in the State of Ohio.  Dr. Heltzel was my husband’s therapist to help him try to deal with the trauma of being sexually abused. You can only imagine the hurt and betrayal my husband felt once he learned this new information about Dr. Heltzel and the fact that this same therapist also evaluated and approved men in the Youngstown diocese to become deacons.  It was another painful betrayal for my husband.  He now feels very disillusioned and betrayed again. He has been so very depressed and now talks of not trusting any therapist again. It was so hard for him to put trust in the diocese he feels so foolish to have done that.

I want to thank you for ALL of the hard work you do for the victims of this horrific act.  Most suffer in silence...and when they do try to shed light they are victimized all over again.  My husband WAS A VICTIM OF CHILD ABUSE....I see how it tears him apart inside. Thank God for people like you who never stop pursuing the truth and fight for the people who live with this everyday while their abusers are still walking the streets. Keep up the amazing work you do and thank you from the bottom of my heart.


Sharon Arnal