Tag Archives: 2004

Victoria Evans, Alloma Gilbert, and Christopher Spry

clmccracken   April 6, 2015   Comments Off on Victoria Evans, Alloma Gilbert, and Christopher Spry

Victoria Evans (left, b. 1986), Alloma Gilbert (center, b. 1986), and Christopher Spry (right, b. 1989) were tortured, starved, and imprisoned by their adoptive mother, Eunice Spry. All three were homeschooled starting in 1994. Spry’s other children—two older biological daughters; two adopted daughters, Charlotte and Sarah; and others—were not abused. Spry took Victoria in as a baby, later officially adopting… Read more »

5 children by Patrick and Sherry Kelley

clmccracken   November 5, 2014   Comments Off on 5 children by Patrick and Sherry Kelley

Five children, girls aged 15, 14, and 6 and boys aged 13 and 11, were burned, beaten, starved, and imprisoned by their adoptive parents, Patrick (center) and Sherry Kelley. Their grandparents, George and Shirley Long, knew about the abuse but did nothing to stop it. After the children were withdrawn from school when the family moved to Big Lake, “the… Read more »

2 children of Arthur and Lori Allain

clmccracken   June 3, 2014   Comments Off on 2 children of Arthur and Lori Allain

Arthur Thomas “Tommy” Allain, Jr. and Lori Allain starved and imprisoned their foster daughter, age 10, and physically abused her half-brother John Edwards Jr., age 14. The girl also described being sexually assaulted by her foster father and one of the Allains’ six biological children; however, no charges were filed. Edwards and his sister were removed from their biological mother… Read more »

Travis Embrey

rachel   May 13, 2014   Comments Off on Travis Embrey

In May 2004, Robert Lynn Embrey and Bonnie Gail Embrey abducted their grandson, Travis Embrey, and traveled with him from California to Arizona. The couple were Travis’s guardians and fled with him because they objected to allowing the boy court ordered visits with his mother. Travis was recovered in August 2006 at age 11. During his abduction, Travis was homeschooled by his grandparents…. Read more »

Child of Lee Ann and Troy Miller

rachel   May 15, 2013   Comments Off on Child of Lee Ann and Troy Miller

On March 12, 2004, law enforcement found Lee Ann Miller’s 17-year-old daughter living in squalor in the basement of the family home. The girl had been withdrawn from public school 3 years prior, supposedly to begin homeschooling. Soon afterwards, Miller and her husband Troy moved the family—they had 3 children together; the abused girl was Lee Ann’s from a previous… Read more »

Child of Peter and Deedra Mitchell

rachel   May 12, 2013   Comments Off on Child of Peter and Deedra Mitchell

Peter and Deedra Mitchell withheld food from their six year old adopted son, locked him in a basement, forced him to sleep on a rubber mat, handcuffed him, and hung him upside down in a garage, spinning him until he vomited. The boy was severely malnourished when he was discovered by a social worker responding to a tip made to… Read more »

Children of Tom and Debra Schmitz

rachel   May 11, 2013   Comments Off on Children of Tom and Debra Schmitz

All 18 of the children living with Tom and Debra Schmitz, some adopted and some biological, were removed from their home after a nurse in their employ reported abuse and neglect. Many of the children had been placed with them illegally, but the Schmitzes insisted that they felt called by God to care for needy children and were loving parents… Read more »

16 Children of Marcus Wesson

rachel   May 7, 2013   Comments Off on 16 Children of Marcus Wesson

Marcus Delon Wessen was convicted of 9 counts of first-degree murder and 14 sex crimes. He raped and molested his underage daughters, even fathering children with some of them. He homeschooled the children and taught them that he was God and that they must prepare for Armageddon. He taught the girls that they were to be his future wives, and… Read more »

Child of Ernest and Cynthia Davison

rachel   May 6, 2013   Comments Off on Child of Ernest and Cynthia Davison

Officials responding to a child neglect tip found a 5 year old adopted girl weighing only 21 pounds. Her body showed signs of having been restrained for long periods of time. She and her three siblings, all of whom were adopted and had special needs, were removed from their adoptive parents home and placed in protective custody. The girl in… Read more »

Hillary Adams

rachel   May 5, 2013   No Comments on Hillary Adams

[cnnvideo url=’http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/crime/2011/11/03/pkg-tx-daughter-beating.cnn’ inline=’true’] In 2004, 16 year old Hillary Adams, who has cerebral palsy, was violently beaten by her homeschooling father as a punishment for downloading music online. Hillary secretly videotaped the beating but did not release the video until eight years later, when she felt compelled to do so because of her father’s role as a Texas family court… Read more »