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


Mena, Arkansas
United States
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End of Sasha’s second chance (part 2)2007-01-08
No place for Sasha (part 1)2007-01-07
Alone again2006-12-17
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Adopting From Disruption

Glenda and David Kinghorn

They ended up adopting 15 children. They fled Minnesota because MN had opened an investigation into them. They were using handcuffs and leg shackles on the children (some young as 9). They would use the leg shackles and handcuffs to tie a child to a desk chair in their underwear for hours every day, forcing them to drink hot sauce and other things to punish them further. (Glenda had to special order the handcuffs and leg shackles from a sex shop in St Paul, because she wanted the kind without the safety release- key only)

They fled to Arkansas to avoid prosecution and sold their farm in MN.

When David went to prison for raping one of his daughters, Glenda continued raising them alone. She was later convicted on 3 counts of child endangerment for using a stun gun on her children as a discipline tool (after David had already gone to prison, Glenda does not learn from her mistakes). The children were finally removed from her abusive care.

Glenda got off on probation and only served a handful of days in jail. She then moved to Arizona. David served 8 years for the rape. They both now live together in AZ (they are till married).

Glenda and David now care for Glenda's elderly mother- Glenda's plea agreement with the court in AR prevents her from caring for children, but says nothing about her caring for elderly.


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