Tag Archives: 2003

Boy by Michael Krause

rachel   November 8, 2014   Comments Off on Boy by Michael Krause

C.H., a 12-year-old boy, was groomed and forced to appear in pornography by Michael Alvin Krause, his homeschool teacher. Krause befriended the boy’s mother, Misty Hebert, and grandmother Nancy Hunt, claiming that he had been “a Pentecostal preacher and had helped ‘problem teens’ by home-schooling them.” Hebert pulled C.H. from school after he experienced problems and engaged Krause to be… Read more »

Girl by Leonard Pratt

clmccracken   September 13, 2014   Comments Off on Girl by Leonard Pratt

A 16-year-old girl was raped daily by her stepfather, karate instructor Leonard Pratt, who sometimes filmed the assaults. The abuse started when she was 13, about two weeks after her mother, Lorena Pratt, married him in April 2001. Lorena Pratt was emotionally abused by her husband and did not know about the girl’s sexual abuse. Pratt repeatedly forced the girl… Read more »

Anna Farmer

clmccracken   June 1, 2014   Comments Off on Anna Farmer

Anna Nicole Farmer, 12, was tortured, starved, and beaten to death by her stepfather, James Kevin Yost. Her mother, Bridget Nicole Farmer, knew about the abuse and did nothing. Anna was homeschooled and was singled out for abuse—Bridget Farmer’s other three children (ages 9, 8, and 20 mo.) were not abused. Yost kept Anna locked in her room so that… Read more »

Luis Frank Moreno

clmccracken   March 4, 2014   Comments Off on Luis Frank Moreno

Luis [or Louis] Moreno, who went by Franky, was 5 years old when he was shot and killed by his father,¬†Roland Ramirez Moreno. Moreno also killed his pregnant wife, Maria Burton Moreno, and himself. Franky was homeschooled. Newspapers reported that the Morenos were a seemingly happy churchgoing family. However, Moreno had allegedly been blacklisted by the leadership of his church,… Read more »

Josef Smith

rachel   February 15, 2014   Comments Off on Josef Smith

8-year-old Josef Smith was found dead when paramedics responded to a call from his home. Medical examiners concluded that the boy died of “acute and chronic” abuse. The boy’s parents,¬†Joseph and Sonya Smith, were members of Remnant Fellowship Church, and followed discipline methods that included beating children with twelve-inch glue sticks and locking children in closets. The defense argued that… Read more »

Molly Holt

rachel   July 16, 2013   Comments Off on Molly Holt

10 year old Molly Holt died in a house fire while her parents and two siblings escaped. When firefighters found her charred body under debris, they found that she had been chained to her bed by her ankles. Molly’s mother, Teresa Dick, was convicted of manslaughter and false imprisonment. Molly’s father, Lloyd Lee Holt, denied knowing that his daughter was… Read more »

Alex Pavlis

rachel   May 27, 2013   Comments Off on Alex Pavlis

Irma and Dino Pavlis adopted two children from Russia, Alex, aged 6, and his biological sister, aged 5. Only six weeks after the adoption, the boy died in the hospital of injuries sustained from beatings he suffered at the hands of his adoptive mother. Irma said she beat Alex because the child was difficult and she lost control, but she… Read more »

Austin and Edward Bryant

rachel   May 7, 2013   Comments Off on Austin and Edward Bryant

In 2000, Edward and Linda Bryant adopted two foster children, Austin and Edward Bryant. Both children were classified as special needs and the Bryants received government subsidies for their care. Over the years, the Bryants took additional foster children and adopted seven other children. In 2011, a young man who had know the Bryant children as neighbors as a kid… Read more »

3 Children of Mary Corrigan

rachel   May 7, 2013   Comments Off on 3 Children of Mary Corrigan

Mary Corrigan, 33, was charged with child neglect after it was discovered that she locked her three children, 6, 8, and 10, naked in a bathroom for long periods of time and forced them to drink vinegar, eat hot peppers, and take cold showers as a punishment for bad language. The children were also malnourished and covered in rashes. They… Read more »

4 Children of Vanessa and Ray Jackson

rachel   May 7, 2013   Comments Off on 4 Children of Vanessa and Ray Jackson

Vanessa and Ray Jackson systematically starved their four adopted sons, beat them with brooms, rulers, sticks, shoes, and belt buckles, and choked them. When they were found, Bruce, 19, weighed 45 pounds; Keith, 14, weighed 41 pounds; Tyrone, 10, weighed 28 pounds; and Michael, 9, weighed 23 pounds. Vanessa kept the kitchen locked up and the boys were so hungry… Read more »