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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Girl adopted David and Jan Carpenter

3-year-old girl adopted from Guatemala in 2008 by David and Jan Carpenter was severely malnourished, had head trauma, signs of pooling blood on the brain and was having seizures. The girl lost more than 2 pounds in the 11 months since her adoption, going from 23 lbs to 21 lbs at almost 4 years old. A second child adopted at the same time was also removed from the home.
Date: 2009-10-15
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal neglect, Non-lethal deprivation
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

Little River, Wisconsin
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl in care of David Kinghorn

David W Kinghorn was convicted of raping one of the girls in his home. David and Glenda Kinghorn had 2 bio children, adopted 4 children, then took custody of 8 or more children from disrupted adoptions, including Sasha Bignell from Ukraine. They moved from Minnesota to Arkansas when Minnesota CPS was investigating the situation. The 4 adopted children and possibly 3 more were originally from Louisiana.
Date: 2005-10-26
Placement type: Legal Guardianship
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Legal guardian
Home schooling: yes

Location

Mena, Arkansas
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl in care of Vladimir Karpov

7 year girl from Ukraine was brought to the US by Delaware man in 1999 after her foster family in Ukraine agreed to the move. He abused her sexually for six years. In 2005 the girl's former Ukrainian foster family visited and the girl told about the abuse. Karpov, a Ukrainian native, fled and was eventually found in 2007 by Mantega, CA, police. He is charged with 50 counts of first-degree rape and one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child

This was an informal foster or adoption arrangement, and likely there was no homestudy,etc.
Date: 2007-07-07
Placement type: To be adopted
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

Newark, Delaware
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl in foster care abused by Randy Horton

Unpublished
7-year-old girl in foster care was sexually abused by Randy Horton, the boy friend of her foster mother.
Date: 2009-03-04
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Other non-family member

Location

Anderson, Indiana
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl in foster care in New South Wales, Australia

Unpublished
Girl placed in foster care was sexually abused by nephew of foster father.
Date: 2005-01-01
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Other non-family member

Location

"Far North" part of NSW, New South Wales
Australia

Girl in foster care of Matthew Lewis Anderson

Unpublished
Foster parent charged with shaking child: 2-year-old suffered brain damage, will need long-term nursing care. Matthew's wife Cassiopia has not been charged.
Date: 2007-06-01
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Foster father

Homestudy

Organizations: Lutheran Social Services of the South Inc

Location

waco, Texas
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl in foster care with Arthur and Lori Allain

Unpublished
10-year-old girl in foster care with Arthur and Lori Allain was locked in her bedroom for months allowed to eat only a spoonful of food. The Allain's were convicted and received 25 years imprisonment. In August 2009 Florida DHS settled the case for $4 million.
Date: 2004-05-18
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Non-lethal neglect
Abuser: Foster father, Foster mother

Location

Brooksville, Florida
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl in foster care with Craig A. Niles

Unpublished
11-year-old girl in foster care with Craig Niles was sexually abused by him. Niles transmitted images of the assault over the internet. Much of the abuse occurred when Niles' wife, a 33-year-old woman from Thailand was away from home. She was not charged. There were other foster children in the home.
Date: 2008-11-16
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse, Sexual exploitation
Abuser: Foster father

Placement

Organizations: Dare Family Services

Location

West Stafford, Connecticut
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl in foster care with David Richard Cosby and Terry Cosby

Unpublished
David Richard Cosby pled guilty to sexually abusing a 12 year old girl in his and Terry's foster home. David and his wife Terry were foster parents for special needs children for 15 years in California and Oregon. Terry Cosby was not involved in the abuse.
Date: 2010-10-06
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Foster father

Location

Rogue River, Oregon
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl in foster care with Earl Desomber

Unpublished
Girl in foster care with Earl Mallory Desomber, was sexually abused by her foster father.
Date: 2010-02-19
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Foster father

Location

Petaluma, California
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl in foster care with Jeff Allen Woodring

Unpublished
16-year-old girl in foster care with Jeff Allen Woodring was allegedly sexually molested (case still pending).
Date: 2006-05-01
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Foster father

Location

Golden Gate, Florida
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl in foster care with Robert and Betty Clinton

Unpublished
3-year-old girl in foster care with Robert and Betty Clinton was sexually abused by her foster father, who took pictures of the assault. Robert Clinton was arrested for the possession of child pornography when the abuse was discovered.
Date: 2007-02-16
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Foster father

Location

Deltona, Florida
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl in foster care with Robert Jackson and Janie Jackson

Unpublished
Two girls illegally brought from Guatemala to Florida by their bio father, were placed in foster care with Robert Jackson adn Janie jackson. Both were subjected to sexual abuse by Robert Jackson. The mother called the police when she found him on the girl, but after Jackson's arrest, Janie Jackson drove her to Miami and paid for her ticket to Guatemala, where the girl returned to live with her family... and would be unable to press charges.
Date: 2003-01-01
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Foster father

Placement

Organizations: Children's Network of Southwest Florida

Location

San Carlos Park, Florida
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl in foster care with Shelby Lewis

Unpublished
12-year-old girl in foster care with Shelby Lewis, was, together with three other girls, taken across state lines for prostitution. Shelby Lewis was caught in an undercover investigation conducted by Metro police in Washington DC.
Date: 2009-09-01
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse, Sexual exploitation
Abuser: Foster father

Location

Temple Hills, Maryland
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl in guardianship of James Matthew McDaniel-Webb

Thomas and Susan Denny adopted an 8 year girl J.D.  from foster care. After 4 years of struggles, they placed her at the Masonic Home for Children to provide the structured environment a therapist recommended. She was there 7 months. While at the Masonic Home, the girl met James Matthew McDaniel-Webb, an volunteer and benefactor of the home. On several occasions, McDaniel-Webb was allowed by the orphanage to take her on unsupervised visits to his home.

In Aug 2001, she entered McDaniel-Webb's custody.

In late Aug 2001, DHS visited his home to investigate after a physician said McDaniel-Webb inquired about castration to stop the inappropriate thoughts he had about minors. The case was closed as "unfounded" in Jan 2002.

In Nov the courts approved the custody arrangement. For close to 2 years, he sexually abused her and took pornographic photos of her. He was arrested on charges of statutory rape and child pornography.

Webb is in federal prison serving a sentence related to Internet pornography. Then he will begin a state sentence for sexually abusing the girl over the two years she lived with him.
Date: 2001-11-01
Placement type: Legal Guardianship
Institution: Masonic Home for Children at Oxford
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse, Sexual exploitation
Abuser: Legal guardian

Location

Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl in UK, forced to become pregnant

16-year-old girl in the United Kingdom was forced by adoptive mother to get pregnant through artificial insemination. The divorced adoptive mother wanted to adopt another (4th) child, but wasn't approved. She then resorted to forcing her adopted daughter to get pregnant. The exploitation started when the girl was 14. The older 2 girls were adopted from country x by the US born woman (but permanent UK resident) and her Irish husband. The third girl was adopted after the divorce from 'country y' later identified as Kazakhstan.
Date: 2013-04-28
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual exploitation
Abuser: Adoptive mother
Home schooling: yes

Location

United Kingdom

Girl is care of Mary Mazalic and Derron Alexis

10-year-old girl adopted from foster care by a New York City woman, was systematically tortured and had food withheld by Mary E. Mazalic. For about a year. Mary was the live-in girlfriend of the girl's 43-year-old adoptive brother, Derron P. Alexis. The adoptive mother, Genevieve Alexis, who continued to collect adoption subsidies for her care, sent the girl to live with her son and Mazalic in Washington State after she objected to a NY school district placing the girl in special education classes.

The girl was beaten with extension cords, belts, wooden spoons, and wire. She was burned with cigarettes, held underwater, threatened with a knife and a gun. She was starved, had water restricted and was not given her prescription medicine. She missed 36 days of school. The then 10-year-old weighed 51 lbs when she was removed from Mary's "care". She gained 13 lbs in her 2 week hospital stay and 20lbs since being removed from the home.

In 2009, a 16 year old in care of Mazalic and Derron reported to CPS that he was abused.

Mazalic was sentenced to 30 years jail for first-degree assault of child, criminal mistreatment and witness tampering.
D. Alexis has been charged first-degree criminal mistreatment for beating her, withholding food and medication. He will face court in 2013.
Date: 2011-09-19
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Non-lethal neglect, Non-lethal deprivation
Abuser: Adoptive mother, Adopted sibling, Other non-family member
Disabilities: yes

Location

Mukilteo, Washington
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl to be adopted by Ernest Richard Davison and Cynthia Joan Davison

5-year-old girl to be adopted by Ernest Richard Davison and Cynthia Joan Davison, had been bound at her wrists and ankles for a considerable time and was suffering from malnourishment. She has Down's Syndrome. There were 3 other special needs adopted and foster children in the home.
Date: 2005-01-01
Placement type: To be adopted
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Non-lethal deprivation
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother
Home schooling: yes
Fundamentalist faith: yes

Location

Beachwood, New Jersey
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girls adopted and fostered by Joe David Lujan and wife

Joe Lujan, 59, was charged with sexual assault on his 15 year old recently adopted daughter as well as 3 and 7 year old former foster daughters. He was 40 years to life.His wife was not charged.
Date: 2004-11-06
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Placement

Organizations: Maple Star

Location

Denver, Colorado
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girls adopted by a Devon couple

Two girls adopted by a couple in the foothills of Dartmoor were sexually abused by their adoptive father. He was sentenced for 16 years.
Date: 2013-04-11
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

near Dartmoor, Devon
United Kingdom

Girls adopted by Dwight and Janet Solander

3 girls adopted by Dwight and Janet Solander were abused by their adoptive parents.

The abuse was first discovered by a nanny, who reported the case with the Nevada, authorities. The children were subsequently sent off to a boarding school in Florida.
Date: 2013-02-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Non-lethal deprivation
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

Las Vegas, Nevada
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girls adopted by Edelwina and Steven Leschinsky

Three girls, adopted from Stavropol Russia by Edelwina and Steven Leschinsky in 2005, received unusual and cruel punishment for years at the hands of their adoptive parents.
Date: 2010-01-12
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother
Home schooling: no

Homestudy

Placement

Organizations: Not an accredited agency

Post placement

Location

Johnstown, Colorado
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girls adopted by Eugene Richard Putnam and DoyAnne Putnam

Eugene Richard Putnam admitted he sexually molested four adopted daughters. Putnam also beat three of his adopted children with a plastic or rubber device.He also faces four counts of child abuse, one count of child neglect and one count of committing a lewd act with a child. Putnam’s charges were filed in March 2007, following a multijurisdictional investigation of the girls’ allegations of molestation and abuse. Mrs Putnam was charged with abuse and neglect.
Date: 2007-04-07
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Non-lethal neglect
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

Porter, Oklahoma
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girls adopted by Flagstaff AZ man

12 and 15 year old girls allegedly molested by 51 year old adoptive father in Timberline subdivision of Flagstaff, Arizona.
Date: 2012-11-02
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

flagstaff, Arizona
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girls adopted by Gary McCoy

Three girl adopted from foster care by Gary Patrick McCoy were sexually abused by him. McCoy had adopted seven children. McCoy received three sentences between 17 year and 5 and months and 35 years and is currently incarcerated at Earnest C. Brooks Correctional Facility. McCoy had once received the foster parent of the year award.
Date: 2005-04-04
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

Garden City, Michigan
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girls adopted by George Ogle

Two girls adopted in the mid-1980's were sexually abused by their adopter George Ogle, a known child molester, who had previously been convicted for the rape of two of his nieces.
Date: 1993-01-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

Monroe County, West Virginia
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girls adopted by Henrique Cruz

Four girls adopted by Henrique Cruz, were sexually abused for more than six years by their adoptive father.

Henrique Cruz was sentence to 40 years in prison.
Date: 2002-06-16
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

Lubbock, Texas
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girls adopted by Hickory Hill couple

4 girls adopted by a Hickory Hill (Memphis) Tennessee family were raped by their adoptive father over 12 years. Their adoptive mother was aware of at least one incident and did nothing.

The father is charged with 14 crimes including rape and rape of a child. The mother is charged with trying to obstruct the report.
Date: 2012-10-19
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

Hickory Hill, Tennessee
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girls adopted by Jason Hignight

Two girls ages 16 and 12, adopted by Jason Wesley Hignight and his wife Carly, were allegedly sexually abused by their adopted father. The girls were adopted from foster care three years before.
Date: 2011-01-18
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

Lubbock, Texas
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girls adopted by Jessica Banks

Five girls adopted by Jessica Banks were beaten daily, fed spoiled food and hidden in a garage. Banks, a pastor of the Word of Life Apostolic Church, was sentenced to life in prison.
Date: 2005-05-09
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Non-lethal neglect, Non-lethal deprivation
Abuser: Adoptive mother
Home schooling: yes
Fundamentalist faith: yes

Placement

Organizations: Children's Way, San Bernadino

Location

Moreno Valley, California
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girls adopted by John and Alicia Bryan

The same day he resigned amid a criminal investigation into whether he sexually abused two of his adopted daughters and a nanny, St Petersburg, Fl, City Councilman, John Bryan committed suicide. The Byrans were separated and considering divorce when he killed himself. There had been rumors for 20 years of sexual indiscretions and pedophilia.
Date: 2007-09-05
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

St Petersburg, Florida
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girls adopted by John Henry Thomas and Carol Ann Thomas

John Henry Thomas  was accused of raping one of the older girls and physically abusing the others beginning in 2003. His wife, Carol Ann, was charged with failing to protect the children from her husband.

Court documents state that one of the six children reported she was punched in the stomach until she vomited. Others said they were beaten with a tree limb, a cast-iron frying pan and a table leg, documents state. In other instances, one child said she was forced to stand barefoot on a hot radiator, and another child was forced to drink the Thomases' urine, according to police, who said John Thomas also sexually abused a teenage daughter. The children also said they were forced to go without food and sit and watch others eat for days and forced to hit other children in the household, according to police. Some of the children had scars from the incidents, police said.

John Henry Thomas pleaded no contest to sexual assault and unlawful contact with minors - his adopted children. Carol Thomas pleaded no contest to charges she failed to protect the children from her husband.
Date: 2008-10-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Non-lethal neglect
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother
Fundamentalist faith: yes

Location

West Manchester Township, Pennsylvania
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girls adopted by Juan Rodenas and his wife.

Two girls under fourteen were sexually abused by their adoptive father who filmed the assault. The Rodenas had seven children, two of whom were adopted. Mr. Rodenas computer also included photos of abuse of a 7-year-old girl believed to be a relative in Guatemala.
Date: 2008-06-17
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse, Sexual exploitation
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

Las Vegas, Nevada
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girls adopted by Karen and Richard Thorne

Adoptive parents were found guilty of abusing 2 Russian children they adopted in Voronezh, Russia, on the plane ride on the way home from Moscow. The girls were returned to live with Karen and Richard Thorne of Phoenix. The Queens Family Court Judge ordered that the Thornes would be subject to unannounced visits by Arizona Child Welfare authorities and undergo psychological evaluation as a condition of regaining custody.
Date: 1997-07-03
Placement type: Adoption
Institution: Voronezh Regional Baby Home
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Placement

Location

Phoenix, Arizona
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girls adopted by Lon and DeAnna Kennard

2 (or more) girls from Ethiopia, adopted by Lon and DeAnna Kennard in the 1994 and 1995, were sexually abused by their adoptive father. Kennards adopted 4 girls and 2 boys from Ethiopia and had 5 older living bio children. Lon also sexually abused at least one of his bio daughters.

The Kennards were founders of the charity/adoption facilitator Village of Hope. At the time the abuse started Lon Harvey Kennard, Sr was Bishop of the LDS Church.
DeAnna B Kennard filed for divorce three days after Lon Harvey Kennard, Sr. was charged. Lon plead guilty to aggravated sex abuse of a child.
Date: 2010-03-22
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father
Fundamentalist faith: yes

Location

Heber City, Utah
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girls adopted by Michael A. Paulin and wife

2 Marshall Island girls, 12 and 8, adopted by the Paulins were alleged sexually abused by Mr. Paulin. Outcome of the case is unknown
Date: 1998-01-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

Greenwood, South Carolina
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girls adopted by Onyeka Lucy Asonye

2 girls aged 3 and 4, adopted as infants in Nigeria by Onyeka Lucy Asonye, (a US citizen born in Nigeria) were beaten with sticks and other items. Both girls had bruises and internal injuries (blunt abdominal injury).
Date: 2013-04-19
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother

Location

Houston, Texas
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girls adopted by Patricia Harris

Patricia Harris, 54 year-old woman, pleaded guilty to second-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse of her three children ages 5, 6, and 8 whom she adopted in April 2006 after serving as their foster parent.
Date: 2007-08-17
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother

Placement

Organizations: Kentucky Children's Services

Location

Danville, Kentucky
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girls adopted by Stephen L. and Melina Ann McPherson

Three girls living at Hope Haven Children's Home were sexually abused by Stephen L. McPherson and Melina Ann McPherson, while working as house parent supervisors. The couple later adopted the girls.
Date: 2009-01-27
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother
Fundamentalist faith: yes

Location

Virginia Beach, Virginia
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girls adopted by Tiffany and Dennis Jack

2 girls adopted by Tiffany J Jack and Lt Col Dennis E Jack were hit with spatulas, tied to potty chairs and required to do extreme exercises with soiled diapers on their heads. At least 3 other children were in the home.
Date: 2012-11-19
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

Niceville, Florida
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girls adopted by Verna Kennerson

2 girls adopted by Verna A. Kennerson were allegedly abused by their adoptive mother. The girls were allegedly denied food, were allegedly whipped on their legs until they bled, and one of the girls was struck in the face with a wooden object, chipping her tooth.

In addition, it's alleged while attenting school, the two girls had to wear a piece of paper stapled to the back of their clothing which read, "We work as a team, we lie and steal."

Verna Kennerson passed away a few months after her arrest.

Date: 2011-07-06
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Non-lethal deprivation
Abuser: Adoptive mother

Location

Moss Bluff, Louisiana
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girls in care of Don and Beverly Copley

Unpublished
3 sisters were placed in foster care or guardianship of Don Copley and Beverly K. Copley after the oldest sister was raped by the girls' father Kenneth Copley. Don D. Copley is Kenneth's brother and the girl's uncle. The girls were aged 13, 7 and 6 when placed with the Copleys in 1991.Sexual abuse of the 3 girls began almost immediately and continued for many years. Foster mother Beverly Copley, aka Doris Copley, was aware of the abuse. Charges were brought in 2012 when it appears another family victim was being abused.

Don Dallas Copley pleaded guilty to 15 counts of rape for the 3 sisters and was sentenced to 60 years. Beverly's case is pending.
Date: 2012-02-28
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Foster father, Foster mother

Placement

Organizations: Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Lawrence County Children's Services

Location

proctorville, Ohio
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girls in care of Jeffrey Caldwell at the Sacramento County Assessment Center

Unpublished
A 15-year-old and a 16-year-old girl, while at the Sacramento County Assessment Center, were sexually molested by Jeffrey Caldwell, a worker at the group home.
Date: 2009-05-08
Placement type: Institution
Institution: Sacramento County Assessment Center
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Other non-family member

Location

Sacramento, California
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girls in care of Mercedes Farquharson

3 girls in care of Mercedes Farquharson allegedly were kept at a North Carolina property and prevented  from going to school or even making friends. It's alleged that the girls were forced to clear up after dozens of animals including dogs, sheep and chickens and that they were forced to perform hard physical labour in harsh conditions. It's also alleged that one of the girls was as young as seven when the forced labour began. The youngest girl was adopted, the other two girls were taken from their real mother in Southall, west London in the 1990s as she was having problems at the time with a difficult marriage
Date: 2006-03-13
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal deprivation, Economic exploitation
Abuser: Adoptive mother
Home schooling: yes
Fundamentalist faith: yes

Location

Monroe, North Carolina
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girls in foster care with Brian and Antonia Starmer

Unpublished
Three girls, aged  12, 11 and 8, in foster care with Brian and Antonia Starmer, were sexually abused by their foster father.
Date: 2005-12-22
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Foster father

Location

Oldsmar, Florida
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girls in foster care with Patrick Lee Casey and his wife

Unpublished
Two girls in foster care with Patrick Lee Casey and his wife were sexually abused by their foster father. two girls, who were ages 3 and 4 when the abuse started, were repeatedly abused from 1997 to 2008.
Date: 2009-04-01
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Foster father

Location

Clifton, Colorado
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girls in foster care with Ted A. Klaudt

Unpublished
Two girls in foster care with Ted A. Klaudt, a member of the South Dakota House of Representative, were raped and sexually exploited.
Date: 2007-05-19
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse, Sexual exploitation
Abuser: Foster father

Location

Walker, South Dakota
United States
See map: Google Maps

Gladys Campbell

Unpublished
2-year-old girl in foster care with Artemio and Colleen Chavez was beaten to death.
Date: 1988-06-09
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Foster mother

Location

Phillipsburg, New Jersey
United States
See map: Google Maps

Gleb Ageyev (Aleksey)

Gleb Ageyev was adopted at age 3 along with a sister Polina. He was beaten by his mother, his injuries included head trauma, genital mutilation,  burns and missing front teeth. This was a domestic Russian adoption.
Date: 2009-03-31
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother

Location

Korobov, Moscow (Province)
Russia

Grace Lee Bogey (Gracielo Cano)

Grace Bogey, who was born with spina bifida and was paralyzed from the waist down, died on Sept. 2, 2000 at 3 years old. Autopsy results showed she died from head injuries resulting from abuse, 4 weeks after the adoption was complete. Her adoptive mother Veronica Bogey, and grandfather Terry/Teri Bogey were charged.

Grace's foster family had objected to the placement in part because "they thought Bogey was actually a man pretending to be a woman". Veronica's father, Terry/Teri  Bogey ("a self-described hermaphrodite who claims also to be Veronica Bogey's mother") moved in during the preadoption period.

Veronica Bogey was acquitted. Terry Bogey pleaded no contest in August 2003 to a minor charge of third-degree child abuse.
in a separate civil case adoptive mother Veronica Bogey was found to be responsible, and therefore subject to monetary penalties.
Date: 2000-09-02
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother, Other family member
Disabilities: yes

Location

roswell, New Mexico
United States
See map: Google Maps

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