Tag Archives: Colorado

Girl by Robert Wyatt

A girl (b. 2002) was repeatedly sexually assaulted by her pastor, Robert Duane “Bob” Wyatt, who was also her homeschool teacher. Wyatt, an assistant pastor at Agape Bible Church, began assaulting the girl in 2014, when she was 12. He told her he loved her and planned to leave the country with her when she turned 18. The assaults continued… Read more »

Tina Anderson

clmccracken   June 18, 2015   Comments Off on Tina Anderson

Tina Anderson was 15 when she was raped twice by Ernest Willis, a friend of her family. When she became pregnant, her mother Christine Dooley and Chuck Phelps, the pastor of Trinity Baptist Church (IFB) in Concord, NH which Tina’s family attended, conspired to hide her from the authorities so that the crime could not be prosecuted. While she was… Read more »

Stacy and Jeremy Beckman

clmccracken   February 9, 2015   Comments Off on Stacy and Jeremy Beckman

Stacy Beckman, age 10, and Jeremy Beckman, age 8, were imprisoned, starved, and physically and sexually abused by their foster parents, Shane and Judy Huxoll. The children had been pulled from school to be homeschooled, which “mostly consisted of crossword puzzles, math problems and learning how to tell time…Every wrong answer resulted in a beating from Shane.” Stacy and Jeremy… Read more »

Son of Charles Wingate and Sharon Starkey

clmccracken   January 26, 2015   Comments Off on Son of Charles Wingate and Sharon Starkey

A 13-year-old autistic boy was imprisoned in a filthy home by his parents, Charles E. Wingate and Sharon Starkey. Wingate was a former City Council member and Starkey was an employee at a United Methodist child care facility. The boy was homeschooled online and told police he did not remember ever going outside. The abuse came to light after a… Read more »

Daughter of Kevin and Theresa Carothers

clmccracken   November 15, 2014   Comments Off on Daughter of Kevin and Theresa Carothers

A 15-year-old girl was repeatedly sexually assaulted by her stepfather, Kevin Carothers, and her mother Theresa Carothers, over the course of three years. The girl was homeschooled in online classes. A “witness”, possibly an adult sibling of the girl, also described being sexually assaulted by Kevin Carothers. Kevin Carothers, a registered sex offender who had been convicted of child sexual… Read more »

LoReyna Barea

rachel   June 12, 2014   Comments Off on LoReyna Barea

LoReyna died of physical abuse and lack of medical care. Investigators responding to the scene found her covered in cuts and bruises, her body severely dehydrated and underweight to the point of being emaciated. LoReyna’s legal guardians, her aunt and uncle, said they had no idea where her injuries came from and insisted that she was a happy child. Yet the forensic pathologist… Read more »

Alexander Perkins and 1 Sibling

rachel   June 12, 2014   Comments Off on Alexander Perkins and 1 Sibling

Alexander Perkins was 5 years old when he died of encopresis, a bowel disorder that develops as a result of children’s refusal to go to the bathroom. His parents, Leon Chad and Krista Perkins, failed to follow the prescribed treatment, leading to his death in their home. Alexander’s older brother, aged 7, suffered from the same disorder and spent several weeks… Read more »

Amanda Bates

clmccracken   March 4, 2014   Comments Off on Amanda Bates

Amanda Bates, age 13, died from medical neglect. She had diabetic ketoacidosis, as well as an infection that had turned gangrenous in her genitals and buttocks. Amanda and her 12 siblings were homeschooled. Her parents, Colleen and Randy Bates, did not graduate from high school. They belong to the General Assembly Church of the First Born and opposed all medical… Read more »

Genesis Sims

clmccracken   February 28, 2014   Comments Off on Genesis Sims

Genesis Sims, age 7, died from blunt force trauma to the chest. She had been pulled from school to be homeschooled six weeks into the fall semester. Her father, Hanif Sims, had been physically abusing her since at least 2003, and his girlfriend Monique Lynch may also have abused the girl. The day before she died, Genesis had been forced… Read more »

4 Children of Wayne Sperling and Lorinda Bailey

rachel   October 9, 2013   Comments Off on 4 Children of Wayne Sperling and Lorinda Bailey

The four boys ranged in age from 2 to 6. None of them were verbal, and none were potty trained. They communicated only in grunts, and lived with their parents, Wayne Sperling and Lorinda Bailey, in a filthy apartment. Flies covered every surface, cat poop and urine covered the floor, and the smell of decay came from a back room…. Read more »