Two children, a 13-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl, were tortured, beaten, and imprisoned by their father, Joseph Myhre. The children were homeschooled.
The abuse began in 2011. Myhre shocked them with electric dog collars, beat them with PVC pipes, “strangled them until they passed out,” and smashed their fingers with pliers. Myhre also forced the children to sleep in “closed-off wooden boxes.”
The abuse came to light when Myhre’s wife went to the emergency room on March 15 after Myhre fractured her skull by beating her. After an investigation revealed abuse of the children, Myhre was charged with assault, unlawful restraint, and child endangerment.
Date: April 7, 2017
Location: Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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