Tag Archives: New Jersey

K.B. by Robert Sanders

clmccracken   March 22, 2015   Comments Off on K.B. by Robert Sanders

A 13-year-old girl known as K.B. was sexually abused by her stepfather, Robert E. Sanders. Sanders forced her to agree to a “covenant” where he assaulted her in exchange for giving her “rewards” such as being allowed to attend social events at church. The girl and her siblings were homeschooled due to the family’s religious convictions. Sanders, a New Jersey… Read more »

Thomas Elberling

clmccracken   February 2, 2015   Comments Off on Thomas Elberling

Thomas Elberling, age 11, was shot to death by his father, Jens Elberling, who then committed suicide. Thomas had been homeschooled for the past two years. Thomas was recognized internationally as a chess champion and was ranked fifth in his age group in the US. Jens Elberling and Thomas’s mother, Kate Chou, filed for divorce in May 2014 and were… Read more »

Aziza Kibibi, and 7 siblings

clmccracken   December 7, 2014   Comments Off on Aziza Kibibi, and 7 siblings

Eight children—seven girls, of whom Aziza Kibibi, b. 1978, was the oldest, and one boy—were physically and sexually abused by their father, Aswad Ayinde, a music producer for The Fugees. The children’s mother, Beverly, knew about the abuse and did nothing to stop it. The children were all homebirthed and homeschooled, as Ayinde opposed birth certificates and modern medicine. Ayinde… Read more »

Viktor Alexander Matthey

rachel   June 4, 2013   Comments Off on Viktor Alexander Matthey

Viktor Matthey was only 6 years old when he died of cardiac arrest due to hypothermia after adoptive parents Robert and Brenda Matthey locked him overnight in a damp unheated pump room. Viktor was also severely beaten by his adoptive father. The Matthey’s attended a Pentacostal church and homeschooled their four biological children; beginning in September 2000 they sent their… Read more »

4 Children of Vanessa and Ray Jackson

rachel   May 7, 2013   Comments Off on 4 Children of Vanessa and Ray Jackson

Vanessa and Ray Jackson systematically starved their four adopted sons, beat them with brooms, rulers, sticks, shoes, and belt buckles, and choked them. When they were found, Bruce, 19, weighed 45 pounds; Keith, 14, weighed 41 pounds; Tyrone, 10, weighed 28 pounds; and Michael, 9, weighed 23 pounds. Vanessa kept the kitchen locked up and the boys were so hungry… Read more »

6 Children of Maj. John and Carolyn Jackson

Heather Doney   May 6, 2013   Comments Off on 6 Children of Maj. John and Carolyn Jackson

John and Carolyn Jackson homeschooled their three biological children and their three foster or adopted children through their local church. One foster or adopted daughter died in 2008. The Jacksons are not being charged in that death. The five living Jackson children were removed from the home in 2010 after one child was hospitalized with high levels of sodium in… 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 »

Five Children of New Jersey Man

From the mid-1980s through 2002, a New Jersey man with apocalyptic visions raped his five daughters, impregnating three who gave birth to a total of six children. He believed that the world was about to end and that only he and his descendants would be saved, and that having a pure bloodline was key. The man also beat his daughters… Read more »

Christina Glenn

Eight year old Christina Glenn died of severe food deprivation and medical neglect. At the end of her life, starvation left her bones as brittle as twigs. Christina ultimately died from lack of medical care after her femur shattered, likely on its own. After her death, her two siblings, aged 6 and 7, were taken into protective custody and hospitalized… Read more »