Most recent 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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Children adopted by Dwayne and Pamela Hardy

Two children, ages 6 and 9, adopted in February 2010, by Dwayne and Pamela Hardy, were locked in their rooms and not allowed to eat. If they were caught sneaking food from the garbage, they were paddled with wooden spoons or a belt, which was the "Christian thing to do".
Date: 2010-08-12
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Non-lethal deprivation
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother
Home schooling: yes
Fundamentalist faith: yes

Placement

Location

Altamonte Springs, Florida
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl adopted by Jon Paul Reid

12-year-old girl adopted by Jon Paul Reid was sexually abused by her adoptive father. He also made her drink alcohol and smoke marijuana.

Reid was convicted to 52 years in prison.

Date: 2010-08-10
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

Boone County, Missouri
United States
See map: Google Maps

Serenity Julia Gandara

  Serenity Gandara

3-year-old girl in the process of being adopted by her uncle Alberto Garcia and his wife Carla Garcia (aka Carla Mariela Garcia Torres), was found dead while her 4-year-old brother, Isaiah, was sleeping in another room. The Garcia's fled to Mexico with their three biological children. Serenity's cause of death was blunt force trauma to her abdomen; her liver and bowel were lacerated and her pancreas was torn in half. She also had a skull fracture and she had been hit repeatedly on the head with an object. Isaiah had bruises and scars, and reported both children were beaten with a belt and a stick.
Both foster parents are charged with first degree murder.
Date: 2010-07-17
Placement type: To be adopted
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Foster father, Foster mother

Placement

Organizations: California Department of Social Services , Kern County CPS

Post placement

Persons: Paul Bryan

Location

Bakersfield, California
United States
See map: Google Maps

Larandon Nichols



3-year-old boy adopted by Alibra Nichols was beaten to death by his adoptive mother.
Date: 2010-07-11
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother

Location

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
United States
See map: Google Maps

Kairissa XingJing Mark


4-year-old girl from China, adopted by Steve and Deborah Mark, died July 1, 2010, after less than 3 months in country.

Deborah Mark was charged with first-degree murder, perpetration of aggravated child abuse, aggravated child abuse and four counts of child abuse. Steven Mark was charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect, criminal responsibility for aggravated child abuse, aggravated assault by failure to protect, four counts of child abuse and accessory after the fact. Kairissa was a special needs placement.
Date: 2010-07-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother
Disabilities: yes
Fundamentalist faith: yes

Location

Mount Juliet, Tennessee
United States
See map: Google Maps

Boy adopted by Walter and Beverly Watts

12-year-old boy, adopted three years before by Walter and Beverly Watts, was found wandering the streets in his pajamas with bruises on his abdomen, back and at the back of his legs. Allegedly his adoptive parents had beaten him frequently and had taped his mouth to prevent others from hearing his screams.
Date: 2010-06-27
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

Port St. Lucie, Florida
United States
See map: Google Maps

Boy adopted by Brandon and Desiree Antle

Unpublished
3-year-old boy adopted by Brandon and Desiree Antle was physically abused by his adoptive father. The boy suffered a bump and laceration requiring stitches on the forehead in one incident and bruises on the face, neck, back and buttocks in the other.
Date: 2010-06-23
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

Hutchinson, Kansas
United States
See map: Google Maps

Joy Yi

Joy Yi was murdered by her adoptive father Army Lt. Col. Kenston K. Yi. His wife Hyon "Hannah" Yi, was beaten to death immediately thereafter.
Date: 2010-06-14
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

Lorton, Virginia
United States
See map: Google Maps

Collin Parker William Holdgrafer



4-year-old boy adopted by his uncle and aunt, Andrew and Danielle Holdgrafer, drowned in a bathtub. Danielle Holdgrafer was charged with murder while Andrew Holdgrafer was charged with felony child endangerment, accused of not doing anything to help the child.
Date: 2010-06-12
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother

Location

Andrew, Iowa
United States
See map: Google Maps

4 Children adopted by Annissa Schoolfield

4 children aged 7 to 12 were allegedly beaten, cut and handcuffed by their adoptive mother Annissa D. Schoolfield. Children are now with their adoptive father,  Anissa's ex-husband Eugene Schoolfield was not charged.

Date: 2010-06-04
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother

Post placement

Organizations: Erie County Office of Children and Youth

Location

Millcreek, Pennsylvania
United States
See map: Google Maps

Boy adopted by Alona and Rodger Hartwig

9-year-old boy, adopted by Alona and Rodger Hartwig was hospitalized for more than a month with burns and other severe injuries allegedly inflicted by his adoptive parents. H e was beaten, thrown into a creek, fed formula to keep off weight and often made to sleep without a blanket on a porch at the family’s Blachly home.
Date: 2010-06-03
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Placement

Location

Blachly, Oregon
United States
See map: Google Maps

Children adopted and fostered by Jonathan and Jaime Swim

Oldest son sexually abused younger children in the Swim home. Parents were charged with one felony count for permitting child sexual abuse after they reported the abuse to DHS
Date: 2010-05-17
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adopted sibling

Location

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
United States
See map: Google Maps

Boy adopted by Jennifer Louise Barnes

10-year-old boy, adopted by Jennifer Louise Barnes was sexually tortured by his adoptive mother, burning his penis with a lighter and sodomizing him with a toothbrush, forcing dog feces into his mouth and taping it shut using duct tape.
Date: 2010-05-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother

Location

Gilbert, Arizona
United States
See map: Google Maps

Children adopted by John and Carolyn Jackson

Three children adopted from foster care by John and Carolyn Jackson were allegedly assaulted with various objects by the adopters. The children allegedly sustained fractured bones, which no medical attention was sought for. Furthermore, the children were allegedly withheld food and water and were forced to to consume food that caused them pain and suffering, such as red pepper flakes, hot sauce, and/or raw onion.

One of the three children adopted by John and Carolyn Jackson died May 8, 2008.

John and Carolyn Jackson home schooled their children and claim the Department of Youth and Family Services persecute them for their religious beliefs. John E. Jackson is a Major in the U.S. Army.
Date: 2010-04-16
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Lethal physical abuse, Non-lethal neglect, Non-lethal deprivation
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother
Home schooling: yes
Fundamentalist faith: yes

Location

Mount Holly, New Jersey
United States
See map: Google Maps

Children placed with Todd and Lisa Mortensen

12-year-old girl placed with Todd and Lisa Mortensen was sexually abused by her "foster father". The placement was a private arrangement with the adoptive family of the girl.

In 2004, Todd Mortensen was charged with 65 counts of criminal sexual penetration and 20 counts of criminal sexual contact against another girl placed with his family. All 85 counts were dismissed by the prosecutor in 2005 because the girl was deemed mentally unstable to testify.
Date: 2010-04-01
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Foster father
Home schooling: yes

Location

Farmington, New Mexico
United States
See map: Google Maps

Denis Khokhryakov aka Diego

Dennis was born Russia and adopted by Russian citizens in 2003. In 2004 he was left by his adoptive parents in the Dominican Republic with an unrelated man. Denis ended up in a Orphanage in DR until he was returned to Russia in 2010
Date: 2010-04-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal neglect
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

Dominican Republic

Tristan Dosdall

3-year-old boy adopted by Michelle Dosdall, died of died of blunt-force trauma to the head. His adoptive mother was charged with murder.
Date: 2010-03-24
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother

Location

Peyton, Colorado
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

Girl adopted by Gary and Leslie Erickson

5-year-old girl adopted by Gary and Leslie Erickson was taken into the hospital with blunt force head trauma. Leslie Erickson was arrested on suspicion of abuse.
Date: 2010-03-21
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother

Location

Eagle Mountain, Utah
United States
See map: Google Maps

Adam Stein

Three-year-old boy, adopted from China, by Philip and Michele Stein, in November 2009, suffered severe head trauma, and ended up in a coma. Michele Stein was charged with abuse. In January, Adam had been hospitalized with burns on his hands.
Date: 2010-03-19
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother

Location

Apex, North Carolina
United States
See map: Google Maps

Children in care of Keith Lashbrook

11 children in care of Keith Lashbrook, at a Globe International orphanage called "In the Father’s Hands Children’s Home" in Port-de-Paix, Haiti, were allegedly sexually abused by their missionary care-givers. The children were adopted by American families who filed charges against Lashbrook and Globe International.
Date: 2010-03-01
Placement type: Institution
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Other non-family member

Location

Port-de-Paix, Nord-Ouest
Haiti

Boy adopted by Claude Edward Foulk

For over a decade a boy adopted by Claude Edward Foulk, was allegedly sexually abused by his adoptive father. Faulk allegedly abused five other children, while working at a mental facilities in Southern California.
Date: 2010-02-24
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

Long Beach, California
United States
See map: Google Maps

Boy adopted by Tammy Renea Andrews

10-year-old boy adopted by Tammy Renea Andrews was allegedly tortured by his adoptive mother. The boy was repeatedly hit with the fist, a small baseball bat and a hammer. He was hog tied, and his tongue was pinched with a staple puller.

Tammy Andrews took the boy out of school to homeschool him.
Date: 2010-02-24
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother
Home schooling: yes

Location

Safford, Arizona
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl adopted by Theresa McNulty

4-year-old girl (Dasha), adopted from Russia by Theresa M. McNulty allegedly suffered bruises, welts, cuts and burns to her face and upper body from scalding hot bath water.
Date: 2010-02-21
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother

Location

Ambler, Pennsylvania
United States
See map: Google Maps

Girl in foster care with Earl Desomber

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

Children in Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children



children in orphanage were sexually abused for years by employees
Date: 2010-02-12
Placement type: Institution
Institution: Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Sexual abuse
Abuser: Other non-family member

Location

Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada
See map: Google Maps

Braxton M Taylor

Braxton Michael Taylor
Braxton Taylor died at almost 10 months from brain swelling due to shaking. He also had a cauliflower ear, a bruised groin, crushed testicles and weighed less at his death than at his 6 month checkup. His second foster mother Kathleen Ganiere pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter.
Date: 2010-02-07
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse, Non-lethal deprivation
Abuser: Foster mother

Placement

Organizations: Virginia DSS; Virginia Beach Department of Human Services

Location

Virginia Beach, Virginia
United States
See map: Google Maps

Lydia and Zariah Schatz



8-year-old Lydia and 11-year-old Zariah (or Zacharia) were adopted from Liberia along with a infant girl by Kevin P. and Elizabeth H. Schatz in 2007. Lydia had been beaten with a 15 inch tubing for hours for misspelling a word during a home schooling sessions, and died as a result. Zacharia was taken to the hospital in critical condition due to kidney failure, among other injuries. Both parents are charged with murder. They also were charged with cruelty due to bruises on their biological 10 yr old son The Schatz's had 6 biological children.

Kevin Schatz pled guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 22-to-life. Elizabeth Schatz pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 13 years.
Date: 2010-02-06
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother, Undetermined
Home schooling: yes
Fundamentalist faith: yes

Homestudy

Placement

Post placement

Location

Paradise, California
United States
See map: Google Maps

Children in foster care with Garry Prokopishin

Three children in foster care with Garry Prokopishin were allegedly offered money in exchange for sexual acts by their foster father. Garry Prokopishin was once honored as Foster Parent of the Year.
Date: 2010-02-04
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Foster father

Location

Calgery, Alberta
Canada
See map: Google Maps

Girl adopted by man from Brazoria, Texas

14-year-old girl, adopted by a man from Brazoria, Texas, was sexually abused by her adoptive father.
Date: 2010-02-02
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

Brazoria, Texas
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

Boy adopted by Jeremiah Lovato

A 15-year-old boy adopted by single-father Jeremiah Lovato, was repeatedly beaten with a 2-by-2 piece of lumber and suffered long time physical abuse. After the boy's school suspected abuse, his father decided to "home school him".
Date: 2010-01-08
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father
Home schooling: yes

Location

Cimarron Hills, Colorado
United States
See map: Google Maps

Boy adopted by Lori Wiley-Drones and Edward Drones

A boy adopted from foster care by Edward and Lori Drones had all but $15 of his $830,000 trust fund spent by his adoptive parents in the 12 months after they gained control of the funds. They adopted the previously abused boy at age 11 and successfully sued the State of Alaska on his behalf a few years later.
Date: 2010-01-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Economic exploitation
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

Anchorage, Alaska
United States
See map: Google Maps

Children in foster care with Rex Case

At least 3 of the 24 foster children in the care of Rex and Carol Case were sexually abused by Mr. Case. Including respite care and foreign students, Mr. Case claimed a total of 34 girls lived in their home over 35 years. 24 official foster care placement were recorded. The first report of abuse came in 1999, but children were still placed with the Cases until 2010.
Date: 2010-01-01
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Foster father

Placement

Organizations: Hampshire Social Services, Southampton Social Services,

Location

Bassett, Hampshire
United Kingdom

Xenia - girl adopted by Mary and Michael Grismore

15-year old Girl, adopted from Kemerovo, Russia by Mary and Michael Grismore was sexually abused by her adoptive father. Xenia was originally adoped by Marta-Annette Blanford. Eight years later, without explanations, she was placed with her adoptive mother's sister, Mary Blanford. A year later, Mary Blanford's husband Michael Grismore was arrested for sexual abuse. Xenia or Ksenia Dmitrievna Antonova
Date: 2010-01-01
Placement type: Adoption
Institution: Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

Canton, Georgia
United States
See map: Google Maps

Colin David Jones

6 year old boy adopted by Jami Lea Jones and Louis David Jones died 4 days after being rushed to the hospital, cause is not yet released. News videos report 1 of the other 5 children in the home was adopted, and that the Joneses were a homeschooling church-going family. Both parents were found guilty of malice murder and sentenced to life in prison.
Date: 2009-12-24
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother
Home schooling: yes

Location

Loganville, Georgia
United States
See map: Google Maps

Lai Liyun



5-year-old girl from the
Guangdong province in China, was adopted by villager Chen Fengyi, who abused her to the point of facial deformation.
Date: 2009-12-08
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

Guangzhou, Guangdong
China

Boys in foster care with Joshua Thomas Friar

Two boys, while living at Jasper Mountain treatment facility in Lane County, were placed in foster care with Joshua Thomas Friar, a worker at the facility. Soon after the placement, the sexual abuse of the boys started.
Date: 2009-11-17
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Foster father

Location

Springfield, Oregon
United States
See map: Google Maps

Children adopted by Garold and Sherry McMillian

A 14-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy adopted by Garold and Sherry McMillian where left outside in the cold and rain for hours, while the adoptive parents and their two biological children visited a friend’s house for dinner and movies.
Date: 2009-11-15
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal deprivation
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

Owasso, Oklahoma
United States
See map: Google Maps

Kyra Zubah



3-year-old girl in foster care with Sharon Whitecloud, died of blunt head trauma. Kyra's death was called a homicide.
Date: 2009-11-13
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Foster mother

Location

Okmulgee, Oklahoma
United States
See map: Google Maps

Twins adopted by Daniel and Merily Pompa

7 year old twins were adopted by their mother's cousin after their father and mother were killed in a murder-suicide during Christmas 2003. The adoptive parents, Daniel and Merily Pompa, were also trustees to a $1,000,000 trust fund for the children. from 2004 to 2009, the money was spent on a condo, flooring, chandeliers, and  other items including $529 brass monkey shaped toilet paper holder.

Date: 2009-10-29
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Economic exploitation
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother

Location

Cranberry, Pennsylvania
United States
See map: Google Maps

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

10 children adopted by Sharon and Reed Leonard

Sharon and Reed Leonard, adopted 10 children from Ethiopia and China, 4 through disruptions. At least 6 of the children are alleged to have been forced to sleep ouside in calf hutchs, and were beaten with paddles, plastic pipes or metal rods. The children were homeschooled. 4 sibs were adopted via AAI from Layla House. The family moved from Wisc to Missouri in Nov 2008.
Date: 2009-09-01
Placement type: Adoption
Institution: Layla House
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother
Home schooling: yes

Location

Neosho, Missouri
United States
See map: Google Maps

3 children adopted by Nicholas and Jill Newcombe

Three children adopted by Nicholas Newcombe and Dr Jill Newcombe-Buley were systematically abused by their adoptive mother over a ten-year period. Jill Newcombe-Buley was sent to prison for four years.
Date: 2009-09-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother

Placement

Organizations: Stoke-on-Trent Social Services

Location

Prestbury, Cheshire
United Kingdom

Girl in foster care with Shelby Lewis

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

Boy adopted by James and Linda Ramaglia

19-year-old mentally disabled boy adopted by James and Linda Ramaglia was sexually abused by his adoptive father, who was a convicted sex offender and who had served four-and-a-half years in prison for molesting two of his other children.
Date: 2009-08-24
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

Attleboro, Massachusetts
United States
See map: Google Maps

Nathaniel Michael Craver - (Ivan Skorobogatov)



Seven-year-old boy, adopted from Russia by Michael and Nanette Craver, was beaten to death by his adoptive parents. Together with his twin sisters Elizabeth (Dasha), the boy was adopted from the Chelyabinsk region, in 2003. Both children were home schooled.

Nathaniel body had nearly 80 external injuries – 20 of them to his head. Cravers were found guilty of involuntary manslaughter, child endangerment and conspiracy.
Date: 2009-08-19
Placement type: Adoption
Institution: Dom Rebyenka #9, Troitsk, Chelyabinsk
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother
Home schooling: yes

Location

Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
United States
See map: Google Maps

Justin, Kevin and Kody Pribbernow (McBride/Baden)



Justin McBride and his half brothers Kevin and Kody Baden were adopted by Steven and Jessica Pribbernow in 2005. The couple had previously adopted a boy named Steven Jeffrey Lewis. In 2006 the Pribbernow's divorced and soon after, Jessica Pribbernow married Josh Saylor, while remaining custody over the adopted boys and her two biological daughters.

In the morning of August 4, 2009, Steven Jeffrey went on a stabbing spree, killing Justin McBride and injuring Kevin and Kody Baden. During this episode, Josh Saylor was stabbed as well.
Date: 2009-08-04
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adopted sibling

Location

Coleman, Michigan
United States
See map: Google Maps

Children adopted by Kekoa and Kaylynn Gaunavinaka

Three siblings adopted in 2003 by Kekoa and Kaylynn Gaunavinaka were systematically beaten by their adoptive father, allegedly the adoptive mother stood by and did nothing. The eldest, a 13 year old girl was also sexually abused by her adoptive father.

Kekoa Glenn Gaunavinaka is serving a life sentence for sexual abuse of his daughter and physical abuse of his sons. Kaylynn divorced Kekoa in 2010 and served 6 months in jail for covering up the abuse. She is barred from seeing the children as a condition of her probation.
Date: 2009-08-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse, Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father
Fundamentalist faith: yes

Location

Caldwell, Idaho
United States
See map: Google Maps

Boy in foster care with Joycelyn Louis

9-year-old boy in foster care with 72-year-old Joycelyn Louis, was branded with a potato masher as a punishment.
Date: 2009-07-29
Placement type: Foster care
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Foster mother

Location

Midwest City, Oklahoma
United States
See map: Google Maps

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