Category Archives: Sexual Abuse

14 Children of Daniel and Jenise Spurgeon

At least 11 children (9 girls and 2 boys, born between 1997 and 2008) were physically and sexually abused by their adoptive/foster parents, Daniel Wayne Spurgeon and Jenise Rae Spurgeon. The children were homeschooled (though at least some had attended school as late as 2008). The Spurgeons’ three biological children (two boys and a girl, born between 2001 and 2006)… Read more »

2 Girls by Nicholas Frede

Two 13-year-old girls were sexually assaulted by their basketball coach, Nicholas Frede. The girls were homeschooled. The assaults occurred at Frede’s home, where he had been privately coaching the girls since May 2016. Frede himself had been homeschooled; he played high school basketball through Southeast Wisconsin Christian Homeschool Athletics and he was on the 2015-2016 roster for the Maranatha Baptist… Read more »

12 Children by Lee Kaplan

In 2012, a 14-year-old girl was sold to Lee Kaplan (pictured left) by her parents, Daniel and Savilla Stoltzfus (pictured center and right), in exchange for financial assistance. Kaplan sexually abused the girl and she gave birth to two daughters. The girl and her nine younger sisters (born between 1999 and 2013) lived with Kaplan and Savilla Stoltzfus and were… Read more »

Children of Lev Tahor

clmccracken   June 15, 2016   Comments Off on Children of Lev Tahor

Lev Tahor, a Jewish sect located in Quebec, Canada, came under scrutiny from child welfare officials in 2013 amid concerns of psychological abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, improper education, medical neglect, and underage marriages. The sect’s children were homeschooled, and officials learned that girls were not receiving the same education as boys, that the children were only being taught Yiddish and Hebrew,… Read more »

3 Children by Timothy and Esten Ciboro

A 13-year-old girl was starved, imprisoned, and sexually abused by her stepfather, Timothy Ciboro, and his son, Esten Ciboro. The girl’s 9-year-old sister was also sexually abused. The girls and their 10-year-old brother were homeschooled. The children were placed with the Ciboros by child services after their mother moved away. Social workers examined the 13-year-old girl in 2014 after neighbors… Read more »

Girl by Rob and Marie Johnson

clmccracken   August 13, 2015   Comments Off on Girl by Rob and Marie Johnson

A girl (b. 1994) was sexually abused and beaten by her mother’s cousin, Robert Johnson, and his wife Marie Johnson, from the time she was 13 until she ran away from their home at age 18. The girl was homeschooled by the Johnsons, whose four biological sons were not abused. The girl went to live with the Johnsons after her… Read more »

Tina Anderson

clmccracken   June 18, 2015   Comments Off on Tina Anderson

Tina Anderson was 15 when she was raped twice by Ernest Willis, a friend of her family. When she became pregnant, her mother Christine Dooley and Chuck Phelps, the pastor of Trinity Baptist Church (IFB) in Concord, NH which Tina’s family attended, conspired to hide her from the authorities so that the crime could not be prosecuted. While she was… Read more »

8 Children of Jondrew Lachaux and Kellie Phillips

clmccracken   April 20, 2015   Comments Off on 8 Children of Jondrew Lachaux and Kellie Phillips

A 17-year-old girl was raped and impregnated by her stepfather, Jondrew Lachaux. Lachaux and the girl’s biological mother, Kellie Phillips, then abandoned the girl and her 3-year-old half-sister Bessie Lachaux, who had special needs, for eight months while they took a road trip with their other five children, ages 9, 8, 7, 4, and 1. All the children were homeschooled…. Read more »

Isaiah Torres

clmccracken   April 10, 2015   Comments Off on Isaiah Torres

Maurice Isaiah Torres, age 6, who went by Isaiah, was beaten and raped to death by his parents, Mauricio Alejandro Torres and Cathy Lynn Torres. Isaiah, his twin sister, and their 8-year-old sister were homeschooled. Isaiah had been pulled from school following an abuse investigation. Isaiah had previously been treated at a hospital for chemical burns and he had an… Read more »

Sarah, Chris, Rebecca, and Daniel Smith

clmccracken   April 6, 2015   Comments Off on Sarah, Chris, Rebecca, and Daniel Smith

Sarah Richardson (b. 1988, left) and her brother Chris Smith (b. 1990, second from left) were physically abused by their stepfather, TV hypnotist Martin Smith, who also subjected Sarah to systematic sexual abuse for a decade. Their mother, child services employee Lianne Smith, knew about the abuse but did nothing. After Sarah reported the abuse to the police and Martin… Read more »