Wiley Family's Past

Wiley Family's Past

John Wiley
John Wiley
John Wiley
John Wiley
John Wiley
John Wiley
John Wiley
John Wiley
John Wiley
John Wiley
John Wiley
John Wiley
John Wiley
John Wiley
John Wiley
John Wiley
Clark Wiley, who was 52 when John was born and 70 when Genie was released, holds his son -- the boy who was forced to guard the house against nosy neighbors and who was beaten for his emerging sexuality. They are shown here with John's mother, Irene Wiley, who told doctors later that she doted on her son. "Johnny was a more loveable, cuddly baby," she told researchers, according to the Special Collection library at UCLA. Clark was convinced his sister Genie was mentally retarded and locked her up to ostensibly protect her. Irene sewed by hand the canvas straitjacket that confined the child, according to John Wiley. (Courtesy of Wiley family )
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