Two girls, L.H. (age 17) and L.H. (age 16), were neglected by their parents, Timothy Hogan and Patricia Haugstad-Hogan. The girls were homeschooled.
The girls were forced to sleep on a mattress in the basement of their family home for five years, while their parents lived in a camper in the driveway. The house was filled with garbage, human waste, rotting food, and mold, and had had no heat, power, or water since May 2015. The girls “told police they hadn’t been to a doctor or dentist in years and had never been to public school. They also told authorities that any homeschooling they’d received had been sporadic.” The neglect came to light when the girls ran away from home on Christmas Eve, 2015, and walked five miles to Covenant House, a homeless shelter in downtown Anchorage.
Hogan and Haugstad-Hogan were charged with misdemeanor counts of child neglect and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Date: December 24, 2015
Location: Anchorage, Alaska