Tag Archives: California

Jackie Zudis

clmccracken   November 19, 2014   Comments Off on Jackie Zudis

Thi My Lan Nguyen, born c.1967 and later known as Jackie Zudis, was sexually assaulted for decades by her adoptive father, George Joseph England (who used the alias Stephen Arthur Seagoe). He kept her in school until she was a teenager—homeschooling became an option around that time, and England pulled Zudis from school, claiming to be homeschooling. The abuse came… Read more »

16 children of Richard Jay Swank

clmccracken   September 12, 2014   Comments Off on 16 children of Richard Jay Swank

Sixteen children were physically abused and deprived of food by their father, Richard Jay Swank. The fourth child, a boy born around 1985, was Swank’s scapegoat; he was tortured, imprisoned, and sexually abused for 18 years. The children’s mother, Monita Swank, was not charged with abuse. After school officials repeatedly called social services about the children’s bruises, Swank pulled them… Read more »

Rainbow Lord, and 2 siblings

clmccracken   September 3, 2014   Comments Off on Rainbow Lord, and 2 siblings

Yahweh Lord (born c. 1983), Rainbow Lord (born c. 1985), and Angel Lord (born c. 1988) were abused by their father, John Lamont Davis (who also went by “Rajohn Lord”), their mother Carrie Lee Davis, and Faye Alice Potts, who lived with the Davises. “The boys were schooled at home, but not under any official home-schooling program. Potts taught them… Read more »

Ariel Winter, and 1 sibling

clmccracken   September 1, 2014   Comments Off on Ariel Winter, and 1 sibling

Child actress Ariel Winter (born Ariel Winter Workman, right), age 14, was abused by her mother, Chrisoula “Chrystal” Workman. Ariel’s older sister Shanelle Workman Gray (age 34, left) was also abused; she was removed from her mother’s care 20 years previously and placed in foster care. The girls’ brother, Jimmy Workman, was not abused. Ariel was homeschooled starting in second… Read more »

Girl by Raul Ochoa

rachel   May 13, 2014   Comments Off on Girl by Raul Ochoa

Raul Ochoa kept a young female relative confined in his home until she escaped at age 27 in August 2012. Ochoa first raped the girl when she was 12, and insisted on homeschooling her and tightly controlling her. According to news reports, “he had the victim help him build a backyard shed where he would rape her on an ongoing… 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 »

3 children of Eraca Dawn Craig and Christian Jessica Deanda

clmccracken   March 23, 2014   Comments Off on 3 children of Eraca Dawn Craig and Christian Jessica Deanda

Three children—an 8-year-old girl and two boys, ages 5 and 3—were abused, imprisoned, and starved by their parents, Eraca Dawn Craig (left) and Christian Jessica Deanda, who were domestic partners. The children were homeschooled. The girl had been chained to the wall with shackles around her ankles and a collar around her neck, reportedly to keep her from stealing food…. Read more »

Jaelen Edge

rachel   March 4, 2014   Comments Off on Jaelen Edge

13-year-old Jaelen Edge and his sister, 9-year-old Faith Edge, were found dead in a Santa Ana, California, hotel room the day before their mother, Marilyn Edge, was to turn over custody of the two children to their father, Mark Edge. Around a week earlier, a judge had settled the couple’s long custody dispute. Rather than relinquish custody of her children… Read more »

Conrad and Ricky Morales

rachel   February 15, 2014   Comments Off on Conrad and Ricky Morales

On December 25, 2005, Raul and Cathy Sarinana stomped, kicked, and tortured their 11-year-old nephew, Ricky Morales, resulting in his death. Police found the body of Ricky’s 13-year-old brother, Conrad Morales, encased in concrete in a trashcan outside the home. Raul admitted to causing his death as well. In 2004, with their mother in and out of jail on various… Read more »

Boy by Merideth Johnson Vincent

clmccracken   January 10, 2014   Comments Off on Boy by Merideth Johnson Vincent

A 14-year-old boy was molested by his homeschool teacher, Merideth Johnson Vincent, over the course of a four-week period between September and October 2007. Vincent, a married mother of three, was a main teacher for a private homeschooling group and is suspected of also molesting other children. Vincent was charged with 14 counts of felony child molestation, including seven counts… Read more »