Joseph Chaney

clmccracken   March 24, 2014   Comments Off on Joseph Chaney

cynthia guthrie
Cynthia Guthrie abducted 14-year-old Joseph Chaney from his mobile home in Tennessee and went on the run with him, first to Colorado and then to New Mexico, where she was caught.

Guthrie was a friend of the boy’s mother, Susan Smith, who had asked Guthrie to homeschool her two sons. Guthrie’s sexual abuse of Joseph was first reported to child protective services in July 2002 and investigated. Smith was suspected of neglecting Joseph and his brother, who were removed from her home November 1 and placed in foster homes. Joseph ran away from his foster home on December 1 to go on the run with Guthrie, who was married.

Guthrie was charged with sexual battery by an authority figure and statutory rape.

Date: December 29, 2002
Location: Lebanon, Tennessee

Documents: Date:
Lebanon woman sought, indicted in rape case of 13-year-old boy 12-14-2002
Missing boy, home-schooler found in motel 12-31-2002
TROUBLING INCIDENTS IN HOME-SCHOOL SETTINGS 11-17-2004
Woman gets 7 months after she violates probation, sees teen 08-03-2009