Tag Archives: Georgia

Son of Charlie Mayes

clmccracken   April 20, 2015   Comments Off on Son of Charlie Mayes

A 16-year-old boy was physically abused by his father, military veteran Charlie Mayes. The boy was forced to carry a heavy stone for miles in hot weather as punishment for failing to do his schoolwork. The boy “had a history of problems at school” and was homeschooled. The abuse came to light when a pizza delivery driver saw the boy… Read more »

4 Children of Raymond and Ida Thurmond

clmccracken   January 26, 2015   Comments Off on 4 Children of Raymond and Ida Thurmond

Four children, ages 14, 13, 12, and 9, were beaten, imprisoned, starved, and medically neglected by their father, Raymond Daniel Thurmond, and their mother, Ida Thurmond. (The two oldest children were Raymond’s from a previous marriage; the 12-year-old was Ida’s from a previous marriage; and the youngest child was their biological child.) Though Ida claimed to be homeschooling the children,… Read more »

Children of Christine Baughman

clmccracken   January 20, 2015   Comments Off on Children of Christine Baughman

An 11-year-old boy was physically and emotionally abused by his adoptive mother, Christine Evelyn Baughman. The boy’s adoptive father, pediatrician Henry Baughman, has not been charged. The boy and his brother were adopted from Ukraine in 2013. The Baughmans’ four children were homeschooled, according to Christine Baughman’s Pinterest profile. The abuse, which included beatings with a belt, came to light… Read more »

Gregory Jean Jr.

clmccracken   December 6, 2014   Comments Off on Gregory Jean Jr.

Gregory Jean Jr., age 13, was imprisoned, starved, beaten, and forced to work as a maid for four years by his father, Gregory Jean Sr., and his stepmother Samantha Joy Davis. Davis’ biological children were also abused—she “was on probation for cutting her biological son’s tongue with a pair of hot scissors in 2004”—but they were not imprisoned or starved… Read more »

11 Children of Jeremy and Christine Long

clmccracken   November 25, 2014   Comments Off on 11 Children of Jeremy and Christine Long

Six girls and five boys, ages 10 months to 18 years, were severely neglected by their parents, Jeremy and Christine Long. The children were second-generation homeschoolers—their father, Jeremy Long, had been homeschooled and wanted the same for his children. However, when the children were rescued, they were illiterate and “didn’t know the days of the week, their ABC’s, or even… Read more »

2 Children of James and Anne Cardona

clmccracken   November 25, 2014   Comments Off on 2 Children of James and Anne Cardona

Two girls, ages 5 and 4, were neglected by their parents, James and Anne Cardona. The Cardonas claimed to be homeschooling them. The 5-year-old had rotten teeth and hair that was matted and filled with lice; the 4-year-old was still in diapers. The girls were severely obese and had difficulty walking: the 5-year-old weighed 158 pounds and the 4-year-old weighed… Read more »

Child of Recardo and Therian Wimbush

clmccracken   September 11, 2014   Comments Off on Child of Recardo and Therian Wimbush

Recardo and Therian Wimbush locked their oldest son in a lightless basement room for almost two years with only a bucket for a toilet. The boy was 13 when the ordeal ended. His siblings were not included in the allegations. All 10 children were homeschooled; however, the Wimbush’s oldest son had not received any instruction since he was locked in the basement. The… Read more »

Dozens of children by Dwight "Malachi" York

clmccracken   August 28, 2014   Comments Off on Dozens of children by Dwight "Malachi" York

Dwight “Malachi” York’s was arrested in 2002 and convicted in 2004 of child molestation in what was the largest prosecution of child molestation by a single individual in U.S. history. York was the leader of a quasi-religious cult, United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors, and moved his 100 or so followers from Brooklyn, New York, to a rural property in Putnam County, Georgia, in 1993, where… Read more »

3 children of Lev Dzyuba

clmccracken   May 19, 2014   Comments Off on 3 children of Lev Dzyuba

Three of Lev Dzyuba’s children, ages 15, 10, and 8, were starved and imprisoned for months by their father and his sisters Alina Dzyuba and Natalia Mellon. The children were adopted from Ukraine in 2012. According to the children’s maternal aunt, their mother Larisa died shortly after the adoption, and they were subsequently homeschooled by Alina and Natalia while their… 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 »