Sage Christensen aka Sajan Myers (Igor Odnohorchenko)

Sage was placed into a Ukrainian state orphanage at 5 and adopted at age 7 in 2000 by Stephen Myers, an unmarried teacher then living in Colorado. Two years later, Sage was removed from Myers's home in Massachusetts when allegations surfaced that Stephen Myers had sexually abused other boys, including a 4 year old Romanian boy who was in his home as a foster child in 1995. Many of the reports were in connection with Myers' "Global Youth Academy" or "The Traveling School International" programs. At this time, there are no official reports of Myers sexually abusing Sage. Sage was allegedly physically abused in his birth home and in the orphanage.

In 2005, after 3 years in foster care, Sage was adopted by Dean Christensen and Jane Olingy, a married couple. A psychiatrist diagnosed Sage with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and reactive attachment disorder. While living in a group home in 2011, eighteen-year-old Sage was charged with murder for a stabbing death.
Date: 2002-01-31


Amherst, Massachusetts
United States
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