Tag Archives: 1999

14 Children by Roland and Jacques Robidoux

clmccracken   March 2, 2015   Comments Off on 14 Children by Roland and Jacques Robidoux

Fourteen children were physically abused and medically neglected in The Body, a cultlike organization controlled by their grandfather, Roland Robidoux, and his son Jacques Robidoux. When they were rescued, the victims included: 4 children of Jacques and Karen Robidoux; 5 children (ages 3 to 10) of Dennis and Michelle (Robidoux) Mingo; 4 daughters of David and Rebecca (Robidoux) Corneau; and… Read more »

4 children of Lucinda and Edward Sizemore Sr.

clmccracken   February 17, 2015   Comments Off on 4 children of Lucinda and Edward Sizemore Sr.

Eddie Sizemore Jr. (age 17) and his three siblings (ages 11, 8, and 4) were imprisoned, deprived of food and water, and neglected by their parents, Lucinda and Edward Sizemore Sr. The children were homebirthed and did not have birth certificates. Eddie attended first grade but was then pulled from school. The other three children never attended school and were… Read more »

4 children by Rita and William Meserve

clmccracken   February 17, 2015   Comments Off on 4 children by Rita and William Meserve

Four children, ages 16, 13, 10, and 8, were tortured by their aunt, Rita Meserve. Their uncle, William Franklin Meserve, did nothing to stop the abuse and in some cases held the children down. The children were homeschooled. The children came to live in the Meserves’ mobile home in 1994 after their mother died of breast cancer (their father was… Read more »

2 children of Emily Miller

clmccracken   September 4, 2014   Comments Off on 2 children of Emily Miller

Two boys, ages 10 and 9, were removed from the custody of their adoptive mother, Emily Miller, after the younger boy—who had cerebral palsy—was found tied to a urine-filled bucket in the basement. Clad only in a t-shirt and tied by a dog leash, he had been there for at least a day. The older boy, who had learning disabilities,… Read more »

Son of Christopher and Trina Pope, and 8 siblings

clmccracken   September 3, 2014   Comments Off on Son of Christopher and Trina Pope, and 8 siblings

An 8-year-old boy was starved and chained to a bed for a year by his parents, Christopher Shawn Pope and Trina Pope. The boy’s grandmother, Wanda Zavala, knew about the abuse but did nothing because she believed he “was possessed with evil spirits.” The boy’s 7 siblings (ages 10, 9, 6, 4, 3, 20 months and 8 months; Trina Pope… Read more »

Boy by Ixchel Maybury

clmccracken   March 24, 2014   Comments Off on Boy by Ixchel Maybury

Ixchel Maybury sexually assaulted a 13-year-old boy that she was homeschooling. The Winslow school system had urged Maybury to complete her homeschooling certification, but she had not done so. Maybury assaulted the boy five or six times between May 1998 and May 1999 and threatened to kill him if he testified against her. Maybury was homeschooling a number of children… Read more »

Jesse and Deonna Briggs

clmccracken   March 23, 2014   Comments Off on Jesse and Deonna Briggs

Jesse Briggs, age 10, and his sister Deonna, age 7, were murdered by their parents, Thomas and Dawn Briggs, while on vacation in Oregon. The children were poisoned, then their bodies were returned to the family’s Washington home, where Dawn also died of poisoning and Thomas shot himself to death. The Briggses belonged to the Church of God, a now-defunct… Read more »

Adam Herrman

rachel   May 11, 2013   Comments Off on Adam Herrman

Doug and Valerie Herrman are accused of abusing their adopted son, Adam, and of not reporting he was missing after his 1999 disappearance at age 11 or 12. The couple continued to collected adoption subsidy payments until what would have been Adam’s 18th birthday, but told family that Adam had returned to state custody. The case came to light when… Read more »