Isabella Kalua, age 6, disappeared from the home of her adoptive parents, Isaac K. “Sonny” Kalua III and Lehua Kalua. Isabella was homeschooled. Isabella was born Ariel Sellers to Melanie Joseph and Adam Sellers, who also had four other daughters. The five girls were removed from Joseph’s home due to their parents’ drug use; one girl went to live with… Read more »
Peter J. Kema, Jr., age 6, often called Peter Boy, was abused and murdered by his parents, Peter Kema, Sr. and Jaylin Kema. Peter Boy was homeschooled. His older half-siblings, Chauntelle and Allan Acol, and younger sister Devalynn ‘Lina’ Acol, were also abused. In August 1991, when Peter Boy was only a few months old, he and his siblings were… Read more »
A.C., a 10-year-old girl, was starved and tortured with the knowledge of her caregiver, Hyacinth Poouahi (pictured left). A.C. was homeschooled. A.C., then age 9, was dropped off at Poouahi’s home in November 2004 by her biological mother, Crystal McGrath, who was a friend of Poouahi. Three education professionals at A.C.’s school, Keonepoko Elementary School, all reported suspicions of abuse… Read more »
Shaelynn A. Lehano-Stone, age 9, was starved to death by her parents, Kevin Lehano and Tiffany Stone, and her grandmother Henrietta Stone. Shaelynn was homeschooled. Shaelynn and her brother were removed from their parents’ custody in 2007 after Lehano assaulted Tiffany Stone. Later, Henrietta Stone became Shaelynn’s legal guardian, although her parents lived in the same apartment complex and were… Read more »
Medical personnel responding to an emergency call in early January, 2007, found an emaciated 11-year-old girl. Some reports indicate that the girl weighed under 30 pounds. The girl was taken to the hospital and then sent to live with her grandparents in South Carolina. Medical authorities reported that she will suffer permanent developmental disabilities as the result of severe long-term malnutrition…. Read more »
On this page you will find all of the child abuse and neglect fatalities in homeschool settings archived in the Homeschooling’s Invisible Children database. We have located 173 fatalities from 1986 to the present. Of these, 157 fatalities occurred from 2000 through the present. This information is incomplete; we log new cases as we find them. We have focused our search on cases from 2000… Read more »
Click on the states below to view a listing of the abuse and neglect cases listed in the Homeschooling’s Invisible Children database that took place in that state. If clicking a state takes you to an error page, that means we don’t have any cases logged for that state.