Abuse cases

This archive contains cases of abuse of children within the child placement system.

Some of the these children have been killed, other's survived but suffered from:

In several cases the abuse was hidden from authorities under the pretext of homeschooling.

For an overview of abuse cases by location, see this map.

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Dominick J. (Andrew) Diehl

 

13 year-old boy adopted by Michael and Karen Diehl was beaten to death by the couple as result of their fundamentalist Christian belief in strict discipline. The other children, 12 adopted and 4 biological, may not have been physically abused. Many of the children had special needs or disrupted placements. While the family  of 19 was on a 2 year school bus trip and became heavily involved in the Virginia fundamental faith community.
Date: 1986-10-29
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother
Disabilities: yes
Home schooling: yes
Fundamentalist faith: yes

Placement

Organizations: Adoptions in Idaho
Persons: Sue Smith

Location

Virginia Beach, Virginia
United States
See map: Google Maps

Dominiqua Bryant

28-month-old girl adopted by Patricia Blackmon, was beaten to death by her adoptive mother. The girl had been adopted 9 months prior.

Blackmon was sentenced to death. As of 2015 she still remains on death row.
Date: 1999-05-29
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother

Location

Dothan, Alabama
United States
See map: Google Maps

Dontel Jeffers

Unpublished


4-year-old boy if foster care with Corinne N. Stephen was beaten to death. He had been dead for as long as three hours when his foster mother drove him to a hospital emergency room. He had bruises under his left eye, adult scratch marks on his forehead, ligature marks around his wrists and one ankle from a telephone cord, bruises inside his throat consistent with someone trying to cut off his breath and a ruptured intestine that was leaking human waste into his abdomen, causing a treatable but extremely painful infection.
Date: 2005-03-06
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Foster mother

Placement

Organizations: Massachusetts Mentor

Location

Boston, Massachusetts
United States
See map: Google Maps

Dontray Kevin Bradley

Unpublished
2-year-old boy in foster care with his aunt Rhonda Bradley was beaten to death by her boy friend Reginald N. Hunter.
Date: 1992-06-03
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Other non-family member

Placement

Organizations: D.C. Department of Human Services

Location

Washington, District Of Columbia
United States
See map: Google Maps

Dreydon Anthony Archuleta (Deleon)


5 month old boy dies after being held by his ankles and shaken by his adoptive mother. Julie Archuleta pleaded guilty to child-abuse homicide. Father Geno was not charged.

Julie Archuleta was paroled from the Utah State Prison on May 1, 2012.
Date: 2004-09-27
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother
Fundamentalist faith: yes

Location

Salt Lake City, Utah
United States
See map: Google Maps

Dylan Farrow

Adopted by Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, Dylan was allegedly sexually abused at the hands of her adoptive father. Charges were eventually dropped to spare Dylan (at the time 7 years old) to testify in court. Woody Allen later started a relationship with Soon-Yi Previn, another adopted child of Mia Farrow.
Date: 1992-01-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

New York, New York
United States
See map: Google Maps

Dylan Hohepa Tonga Rimoni

Unpublished

3 year old Dylan was abused repeatedly and was removed from life support 2 days after being hospitalized for a bleeding brain. The autopsy showed extensive brain damage from prior injuries. His foster mother Patricia Pickering was found guilty of murder. This was a private family arranged foster care situation.
Date: 2008-04-18
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Foster mother

Location

Drury, Auckland
New Zealand

Dylan James George

Unpublished
2-year-old boy in foster care with Terry and Sherrie Corder, was beaten and kicked to death by his foster father.
Date: 2004-10-04
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Foster father

Location

Fremont, California
United States
See map: Google Maps

Dyneekah Johnson

Unpublished
5-year-old girl in foster care with Stacy Smith was beaten to death.
Date: 1989-03-04
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Foster mother

Location

Newark, New Jersey
United States
See map: Google Maps

Eduardo Calzada

Unpublished
4-month-old boy in foster care with Kathy Jean Scott was beaten to death.
Date: 2004-03-08
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Foster mother

Location

Bakersfield, California
United States
See map: Google Maps

Elena Varela

4 year old girl admitted to the hospital with fractures to both legs and her right arm and severe bruising on her legs, arms, upper and lower back, abdomen and head. Her parents Raul and Tricia Varela held her the potty for 3 hours and then beat her with a shoe and spatulas, in a potty training battle. The family has 2 biological sons, ages 7 and 9; and four adopted daughters, ages 2 to 8. The girls were apparently adopted after Oct 2006
Date: 2009-04-25
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

Goodyear, Arizona
United States
See map: Google Maps

Elizabeth Lisa Steinberg



Illegally adopted by Joel Steinberg and Hedda Nussbaum, six year old Elizabeth Steinberg (Elizabeth Lisa Launders) was beaten to death by her "adoptive" father. The case became symbolic of child abuse in America.

Date: 1987-11-02
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

New York, New York
United States
See map: Google Maps

Ellana Lin

22-month-old girl from China, adopted by Tawainese natives Perry Yu Lin and Dianne Buu Lin, died of blunt-force trauma and had injuries over her entire body. She was adopted 2 months earlier. Dianne Buu Lin was sentences to 15 years. Perry Yu Lin was sentenced to one year of felony probation.
Date: 2003-11-02
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother

Location

Rowland Heights, California
United States
See map: Google Maps

Elsa Garcia aka Esther Alice Combs

 

Elsa Garcia was taken from Baptist Children's Home in Valparaiso, IN by Baptist Minister Joseph and Evangeline Combs in 1978 at 4 months old. Raised as Esther Combs, she was never adopted, although believed she had been. She was sexually abused by Joseph  Combs and beaten by Evangeline. Mrs. Combs beat her with a baseball bat, burned her with a curling iron and pulled out chunks of her flesh with pliers, causing more than 400 scars on her body. She was beaten with a hose. She was treated as a family servant and did not attend school or homeschool.

The Combs were arrested in 1998. Joseph Combs was sentenced to 114 years in prison for kidnapping, rape, assault and perjury. Evangeline Combs was sentenced to 65 years for kidnapping and child abuse.

Date: 1998-01-01
Placement type: To be adopted
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Non-lethal deprivation, Economic exploitation
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother, Adopted sibling
Home schooling: yes
Fundamentalist faith: yes

Placement

Location

bristol, Tennessee
United States
See map: Google Maps

Emma Mei Alvey (Mei Fu Ping)

 

20 month girl Adopted from Huangmei, Hubei Province, China by Phillip and Jennifer Alvey, was shaken to death by her adoptive mother 8 months after the adoption. Emma had a skull fracture and died Oct 24, 2005. In September she got 13 stitches from a separate injury. Her mother pleaded guilty. Jennifer was sentenced to 1 year in prison,14 years probation.
Date: 2005-10-19
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother

Placement

Location

Spring Hill, Tennessee
United States
See map: Google Maps

Enna Isabel Barreto

 

2 year old adopted daughter of Ramon Barreto and Janet Lee Killough Barreto, one of seven children adopted from Guatemala by the couple, died of blunt force trauma. Ramone and Janet Barreto were initially charged with two counts of child neglect. 17-year-old Marainna Torres, Janet's daughter, pleaded guilty to manslaughter. USCIS approved their adoption applications for a total of seven children in 2005 and 2006.

Pending charges against the parents include culpable negligence in the death of Enna, as well as allegations brought by the Marainna that: - Luisa Fernanda Barreto and Juan Fernando Barreto were tied in a baby crib for long periods. and - Adriana Killough, also known as Adriana Santana Lemar, was caged in a closet for prolonged periods and forced to eat, sleep, urinate and defecate in the cage. (Adriana was the first adopted child and apparently the adoption was later disrupted).
Date: 2008-05-19
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse, Lethal neglect
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother, Non-adopted sibling
Disabilities: yes

Homestudy

Location

New Albany, Mississippi
United States
See map: Google Maps

Erica Parson



15-year-old Erica Parson was taken in by Casey and Sandy Parsons two weeks after her birth, and adopted two years later. In November 2011 she went missing, however the adoptive parents never reported this to authorities. Upon investigation allegations of continuous abuse were made.

Erica was abused and maltreated by her adoptive parents, who encouraged their other children to abuse the girl.

Note: Given the preliminary state of this case, the abuse has been labeled "non-lethal neglect" (for the failure to report Erica Parson's disappearance).
Date: 2013-07-30
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal neglect
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother
Home schooling: yes

Location

Salisbury, North Carolina
United States
See map: Google Maps

Erika Antoinette Hill

15-year-old girl adopted by Taylin M. Hill, was killed by her adoptive mother. There was serious physical abuse prior to her death.
Date: 2007-02-26
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother

Location

Fitchburg, Wisconsin
United States
See map: Google Maps

Esther Scudder

22-month-old girl from Hunan Province, China, adopted by Sandra Scudder, died of died of brain hemorrhaging due to blunt trauma to the head. Sandra Scudder died of ovarian cancer before she could go to trial.
Date: 2002-06-13
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Death by unknown cause
Abuser: Undetermined

Placement

Location

Loves Park, Illinois
United States
See map: Google Maps

Ethan, Seth, Mira, Eleanor Sueppel

  

Steven Sueppel, indicted for embezzling from the bank that he worked for, killed himself, his wife Sheryl, and their four adopted Korean children, Ethan (10), Seth (7), Mira (5), and Eleanor (3),in Iowa City, Iowa. Seth was on the autism spectrum and Eleanor had Polycystic Kidney Disease. Mrs Sueppel and the children were beaten to death with a baseball bat then Steven died in a deliberate car wreck.

Date: 2008-03-23
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

Iowa City, Iowa
United States
See map: Google Maps

Faisal, 5 year old in guardianship with a Saudi man

Five year old boy Faisal died six months after leaving the orphanage in the guardianship of a 33 year old married Saudi Man. The boy was beaten and burned due to incontinence issues. Within a week of placement, Faisal came back to the orphanage and begged to be allowed to return.
He died in the hospital from a brain hemorrhage shortly after being admitted with head trauma, internal injuries and burns. This is a probably kafalah guardianship - the articles list both adoption and fostering.
Date: 2013-06-21
Placement type: Legal Guardianship
Institution: Dar Al Diafa orphanage, government run
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Legal guardian

Location

Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

Faith J. Ray (Samantha Foster)



2-year old girl adopted by Joe and Violet Ray was rushed to the hospital where she was found to have bleeding of her brain, multiple bruises on her arms, chest, legs, and thighs, as well as vaginal tearing. Several hours later she died. Her death was declared a homicide. Faith was one of 6 adopted children; two from private adoption agencies, four from DCF, including Faith and her 1-year-old bio brother.
Date: 2008-12-08
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother

Location

Bellevue, Florida
United States
See map: Google Maps

Faith Raeanne Robinson

 

4-year-old girl adopted by Joseph and Jessilyn Robinson died of head injury consistent with being shaken violently. Faith and her bio half brother Jacob were apparently adopted together (domestic) while the family lived in Rhode Island.

Jessilyn Robinson was released from prison Jan. 30, 2015.
Date: 2008-05-28
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother
Home schooling: yes
Fundamentalist faith: yes

Location

Winchester, Kentucky
United States
See map: Google Maps

Five children adopted Bernie and Melissa Harmon

Five children were adopted by Bernie and Melissa Harmon, in 2008. The couple confined the children in an attic, barely fed them, hit them with a whip and kept them out of school. Bernie Harmon is also accused of child molestation.
Date: 2013-08-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Non-lethal neglect, Non-lethal deprivation
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother
Home schooling: yes

Location

Taswell, Indiana
United States
See map: Google Maps

Five children adopted by Jeffrey and Rebecca Trebilcock

One boy and four girls between the age of 10 and 13, adopted by Jeffrey and Rebecca Trebilcock, were systematically starved. The eldest child, a 13-year-old boy weighed just 49 pounds, fifty pounds below average. He gained 25 lbs in the first 2 months away and more than 60 pounds 7 inches in the 15 months after he was removed from the house.

The Trebilcocks, whose 4 biological children (3 adult, 1 minor) were fully nourished, had a custom made alarm system installed to prevent the adopted children from entering the kitchen. They ate a vegetarian or vegan diet, which is encouraged, though not required, by the Seventh Day Adventist church. Becky had had weight loss surgery in Mexico and Jeff was obese.

Two children, a boy and a girl, were adopted from the Washington foster care system in 2004. In 2008, after Trebilcocks had been turned down for more foster care adoptions due to house size, they adopted the 3 girls from Haiti. They had just received an approved homestudy for another private adoption, allegedly for a child from Africa.
Date: 2011-03-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Non-lethal neglect, Non-lethal deprivation
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother
Home schooling: yes
Fundamentalist faith: yes

Placement

Organizations: Washington Department of Social and Health Services, unknown agency for Haiti adoptions

Location

West Longview, Washington
United States
See map: Google Maps

Five girls adopted by Scott and Drew Anne Hamrick

Scott and Drew Anne Hamrick adopted five girls from foster care while having three sons of their own. Four of the girls were sexually abused by their adoptive father, while three were physically abused by their adoptive mother. The girls were locked up and starved. The adoptive mother knew about the sexual abuse, but did nothing in response.

Scott Hamrick committed suicide soon after investigations started. Drew Anne pleaded guilty to witness tampering.
Date: 2011-06-30
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Non-lethal neglect, Non-lethal deprivation
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

Eatonville, Washington
United States
See map: Google Maps

Frances Smith and Christina Moore, foster daughters of Zion Dutro

Unpublished
Frances Smith and Christina Moore, foster children (bio nieces) of Zion and Glenda Lea Dutro were tortured and sexually abused for years by Zion Dutro. He also abused 4 biological daughters. Glenda Lea Dutro facilitated the abuse. Frances and Christina are shown 2nd and 3rd from the left.  Zion Dutro was a registered sex offender and on probation for a 1995 conviction for sexually abusing one of the 6 daughters. After his conviction, he returned to live with the family.The girls were homeschooled and the family attended a Pentecostal church. Dutros were attempting to adopt in Mexico when the adult daughters reported the abuse (again).
Date: 2009-01-01
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Sexual abuse
Abuser: Foster father, Foster mother
Home schooling: yes
Fundamentalist faith: yes

Location

Antioch, California
United States
See map: Google Maps

Frank and Catherine Voegtlin

Frank and Catherine Voegtlin were adopted by Roger and Sharon Voegtlin. Roger Voegtlin, a fundamentalist Baptist preacher severely beat the children. Frank was made  to wear a dress in day camp for the entire day to show everybody "what a sissy I was".
Date: 2011-09-22
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father
Fundamentalist faith: yes

Location

Chesterton, Indiana
United States
See map: Google Maps

Freddi Bergquist, (Erik Ilesov) Adopted Czech boy in Sweden


Seven months after adoption by Swedish citizens, four year old Freddi Bergquist, from Czech Republic died of untreated pneumonia and blood poisoning. His body was covered with bruises and festering wounds.
Date: 2006-01-08
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal neglect
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

Jönköping
Sweden

Genevieve Monique "Genny" Rojas

Unpublished
 

4 year old killed by her methamphetamine addicted aunt and uncle. Her mother was in rehab and father in prison. Unclear if this was an informal or foster placement. Ivan and Veronica Gonzales killed Genny, their 4-year-old niece, by scalding her in  a bathtub of water. Genny had been beaten, starved, burned, handcuffed, and bound in a six month period. Both Gonzales' were sent to death row.
Date: 1995-07-21
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Foster father, Foster mother, Other family member

Location

Chula Vista, California
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl adopted by a couple of Jurbise, Beligum

The six year-old blind girl was living with her adoptive parents, also blind. She was adopted in July 2005.
In May 2007, the adoptive father was placed under arrest warrant for indecent assault and technical rape. 
Date: 2007-05-30
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

Jurbise, Hainaut
Belgium

Girl adopted by a Malaysian couple

Girl adopted at age 4 was beaten into a coma and subsequently died. Both adoptive parents have been arrested.
Date: 2013-11-19
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

ALOR SETAR, Kedah
Malaysia

Girl adopted by Aaron and Linda Mann

14 year old girl was beaten with PVC pipe by adoptive father. The Mann's had been investigated three times before for physical abuse and neglect.
Date: 2004-08-03
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

Oneida, Tennessee
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl adopted by Acharya family

11-year-old girl who had been adopted by the Archarya family two years earlier, was systematically raped by the eldest son, Bishnu, and his relative Bedhari Bhattara. 
Date: 2007-03-11
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Non-adopted sibling, Other family member

Location

Kaski district
Nepal

Girl adopted by Anna T Rufo

13-year-old girl adopted from China at age 6 by Anna T Rufo was beaten with a baseball bat by her adoptive mother.
Date: 2005-05-18
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother

Location

McMinneville, Oregon
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl adopted by Anne Marie Hinrichs

18-year-old girl, adopted in 1997, by Anne Marie Hinrich was physically abused and viciously mistreated by her adoptive mother.
Date: 2011-02-18
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother

Location

Ogilvie, Minnesota
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl adopted by Ardee Verlon Tyler and Penny Sue Tyler


Girl adopted from Liberia in 2005 at age 8 along with 4 sisters was tied with a rope during the day and restrained in the basement at night because she lied and urinated on the floor. She was forced to spend the night outside in the cold on at least one occasion for stealing a cookie. She was sexually assaulted by her adoptive brother Ashton Malachi Tyler. Her adoptive sister Nathania Dellare (or Dellrae) Tyler is also accused of restraining her.

She was being adopted by another family when the abuse came to light. It is not clear if the other 4 girls were abused as well. 

Ardee Verlon Tyler and Penny Sue Tyler, were convicted of felony child abuse and received 10-year suspended prison sentences. Ashton Tyler plead no contest to rape by instrumentation of his 9-year-old adopted sister, and was sentenced to 2 years. 21-year-old Nathania Tyler a 90-day suspended sentence for assault and battery.

Further information on this case can be found at: weepnomore.org

Date: 2007-10-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Non-lethal deprivation
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother, Adopted sibling
Home schooling: yes

Homestudy

Organizations: Oklahoma Home Study
Persons: Erlene Logan

Location

Fairview, Oklahoma
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl adopted by Chan Man-yum

11-month-old girl adopted by Chan Man-yum of Hong Kong, was held upside down and banged with her head to the floor.
Date: 2008-10-17
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother

Location

Mong Kok
Hong Kong

Girl adopted by Christopher and Eva Pitzer

13-year-old girl adopted by Christopher and Eva Pitzer was encouraged to drink alcohol at a party in honor of her adoption and later raped by her adoptive father.
Date: 2007-04-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

Haysville, Kansas
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl adopted by Cindy Patriarchias

8-year-old girl adopted by Cindy Patriarchias was locked up in a home made wooden cage, while her adoptive mother and  her live-in boyfriend Edmond Gonzales went out.
Date: 2013-01-28
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal neglect
Abuser: Adoptive mother, Other non-family member
Disabilities: yes

Location

Las Cruces, New Mexico
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl adopted by couple from Jackson County, Michigan

5-year-old girl adopted by a couple from Jackson county, Michigan, was sexually abused by her adoptive father.
Date: 2014-01-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

Jackson County, Michigan
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl adopted by couple from La Salle, Manitoba

A 10-week-old girl adopted by a male couple, was physically abused by one of her adoptive father.
Date: 2014-08-15
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

La Salle, Manitoba
Canada
See map: Google Maps

Girl adopted by couple from Sedgwick County, Kansas

A 14-year-old girl adopted by a couple from Sedgwick County, Kansas, was tortured by her adoptive parents, locked in the basement and withheld food.

Kansas Department for Children and Families had received concerns about the girl’s treatment nine time in a little more than five years, but found there was not “clear and convincing” evidence that abuse had occurred.
Date: 2014-03-28
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Non-lethal neglect, Non-lethal deprivation
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

Sedgwick County, Kansas
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl adopted by couple from Wichita, Ka

A girl adopted by a couple from Wichita, Ka, was physically abused by her adoptive parents.
Date: 2014-03-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Non-lethal deprivation
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

Wichita, Kansas
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl adopted by couple in Calgary, Canada

A girl adopted by a Calgary couple was sexually abused by her adoptive father. The abuse started when the girl was 14 years old. The abuse lasted for more than two years, during which she became pregnant three times.
Date: 2008-06-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

Calgary, Alberta
Canada
See map: Google Maps

Girl adopted by couple in Kent, UK

Girl adopted by couple in Kent, UK, was sexually and physically abused by her adoptive father.
Date: 2011-05-27
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

Herne Bay, Kent
United Kingdom

Girl adopted by Cynthia Greenwood

12-year-old girls, adopted by Cynthia Greenwood was sexually abused by the biological son of her adoptive mother. Instead of informing authorities, Greenwood arranged an abortion for her adoptive daughter, to protect her son.
Date: 2011-04-14
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Non-adopted sibling

Location

Houston, Texas
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl adopted by David and Christine Nordstrom

15-year-old girl adopted by David and Christine Nordstrom, adopted at the age of two, was being hand cuffed and beaten by her adoptive mother.
Date: 2008-11-04
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Verbal abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother

Location

Lake Elsinore, California
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl adopted by David and Holly Meyers

4 year old girl adopted as an infant in Russia was molested by her older brother from Romania adopted at age 7. The boy spent his first 2 years tied to an orphanage crib, and was beaten and molested at a state-run orphanage and foster homes. He repeatedly sexually assaulted his sister and threatened to kill her and their mother.
Date: 2003-01-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adopted sibling

Placement

Organizations: Uniting Families Foundation, (Romanian son placing agency)

Location

zeeland, Michigan
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl adopted by David and Karen Gilmore

9-year-old girl adopted by David Charles Gilmore and his wife Karen, was sexually abused by her adoptive father. The Gilmore's had four biological children under the age of 10 and three children adopted from Russia. Gilmore was a music teacher and a former Friends (Quaker) youth pastor. Gilmore is serving 30 years.
Date: 2005-01-22
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father
Fundamentalist faith: yes

Location

St Paul, Oregon
United States
See map: Google Maps

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