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2 Children of Richard and Cynthia Kelly

A boy (b. 2002) was imprisoned, starved, and medically neglected by his adoptive parents, Richard and Cynthia Kelly. His older sister (b. 1997), who was also adopted, was not reported to be abused. The children were homeschooled. The boy, who was reported to have special needs, was kept locked in the basement by the Kellys for two years (from age… Read more »

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 »

Daughter of Arletha and Anthony Hopkins

clmccracken   September 4, 2014   Comments Off on Daughter of Arletha and Anthony Hopkins

The daughter of Arletha Hopkins was repeatedly raped by her stepfather Rev. Anthony Hopkins, a traveling evangelist, starting in 2001 when she was 11 and continuing until she ran away from home at age 19. When Arletha discovered the abuse, Anthony murdered her and forced her daughter to help him hide her body. Anthony continued to rape his stepdaughter and… Read more »

Lisa Gooding

clmccracken   February 15, 2014   Comments Off on Lisa Gooding

In 1991, Melissa Gooding kidnapped her 2-year-old daughter, Lisa Gooding. Melissa’s parents accompanied the mother and daughter, and Lisa grew up in the company of her mother and grandparents. The family adopted assumed names and moved every few years (they lived in Illinois, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Utah before settling in Texas). Lisa was homeschooled and was never left alone… Read more »

3 Children by William Flynn Walker

rachel   January 10, 2014   Comments Off on 3 Children by William Flynn Walker

William Flynn Walker was charged with transporting three children out of Alabama and engaged in sex acts with them. Walker was a well-known member of the Shelby County homeschool community, and was involved in founding a prominent homeschool umbrella school, Evangel Christian School, a ministry of Evangel Church, PCA. Walker was also charged for sexual abuse and first-degree sodomy.¬†Walker was… Read more »