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Girl adopted by Ardee Verlon Tyler and Penny Sue Tyler

2007 Oct 1


Erlene Logan
Oklahoma Home Study


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


Title Publication date
Orphan Fever: The Evangelical Movement's Adoption Obsession 2013 May 1
Fairview couple relinquish parental rights to adopted Liberian daughters 2010 Dec 30
Liberian sisters' custody remains in Major County court 2010 Nov 23
Opinion: The judge was wrong Reopening adopted girls' abuse cases necessary 2010 Apr 18
Fairview case draws scrutiny from Liberian ambassador 2010 Apr 18
Sisters’ adoptive Oklahoma family reflects 2010 Apr 11
Adopted Liberian girls: Judge reopens custody case 2010 Apr 8
Attorney General Seeks to Terminate Couple's Parental Rights As Judge Reopens Case 2010 Apr 7
Judge in Fairview custody case releases written statement 2010 Apr 5
Inhofe asks for DHS investigation of Liberian adoptees' case 2010 Apr 2
Oklahoma judge's child custody ruling prompts state attorney general, Major County DA to seek emergency review 2010 Apr 2
Liberian sisters to stay with Oklahoma adoptive parents 2010 Mar 30
State cuts sex offender rehab 2010 Mar 11
Adoptive brother of Liberian girl sentenced for Oklahoma rape 2010 Mar 11
Major County judge sentences 20-year-old to 2 years in prison for abusing adopted Liberian girl 2010 Mar 10
3 family members sentenced in abuse of adopted girl, sentencing postponed for 4th in case 2010 Feb 2
Suspended sentences given in Oklahoma abuse case 2010 Feb 2
Fairview couple gets suspended sentence 2010 Feb 1
Adopted family’s fate rests in Oklahoma judge’s hands 2010 Feb 1
Major Co. judge to decide family’s sentence in adoption abuse 2009 Dec 11
Fairview family pleads no contest to abuse charges 2009 Dec 9
Oklahoma family accused of abusing girl 2009 Sep 28
Fairview family charged in abuse case involving Liberian child 2009 Sep 28
"For the least of them..." 2009 Sep 17
Judge recuses in Tyler felony trial 2009 Jan 19
State investigates DHS in Tyler case 2008 Dec 4
Bond continued in rape and abuse case 2008 Nov 20
Western Oklahoma family accused of child abuse 2008 Nov 14
Parents charged with abuse of adopted 12-year-old 2008 Nov 13
4 members of Fairview family are charged with abuse of adopted girl 2008 Nov 13
Tylers arraigned on felony counts 2008 Oct 20
Child abuse, rape charges filed against local family 2008 Oct 9
State of Oklahoma - Affidavit for Search Warrant 2008 Oct 8
Oklahoma v Ashton Malachi Tyler - Affidavit 2008 Oct 1
Oklahoma v Nathania Dellare Tyler - Affidavit 2008 Oct 1
Oklahoma v Penny Sue Tyler - Affidavit 2008 Oct 1
Oklahoma v Ardee Verlon Tyler - Affidavit 2008 Oct 1
Preliminary set for Fairview couple accused of abusing Liberian girl 2008 Sep 29
THE STORY - Tyler Liberian Children