Category Archives: Sexual Abuse

Megan Walls, and 3 siblings

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Megan Walls (pictured, b. 1997) was sexually abused by her father, Michael Walls. Megan and her siblings were homeschooled—Walls distrusted the government and told Megan school would “brainwash” her. Walls married Megan’s mother M.S. when he was in his twenties and M.S. was 14 years old. Walls and M.S. had four children together: A., B., Megan, and Mi. The children’s… Read more »

Children of Brian Keene

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At least five children were sexually abused by their siblings. Their father, Brian Keene (pictured left), knew about the abuse and did nothing to stop it. The children were homeschooled. Brian Keene and his wife had at least nine children, including: James (b. 1990, pictured second from left), Elijah (b. 1992, pictured second from right), Megan* (b. 1997), Josiah (b…. Read more »

Angel Dwyer

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Angel Dwyer (pictured), b. 1992, was forced by her mother to marry at age 13, whereupon she was physically abused by her husband, X. Angel was homeschooled. Angel’s birth in New Jersey was not registered. She never visited a doctor or dentist and she was not allowed to use the public library. Angel and her siblings were homeschooled for their… Read more »

11 Children of Machelle Hobson

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Seven children, ages 15 to 3, were starved, imprisoned, and physically and sexually abused by their adoptive mother, Machelle Hobson (pictured left). The children were homeschooled. Hobson’s four adult biological children were not reported to be abused; her sons Logan and Ryan Hackney (pictured center and right) knew about the abuse but did nothing to stop it. The children were… Read more »

Sanaa Cunningham

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Sanaa Cunningham (pictured right with her siblings), age 7, died as a result of abuse and neglect by her father, Germayne Cunningham, and her stepmother Lisa Cunningham. Sanaa was homeschooled. Sanaa’s biological parents, Germayne Cunningham and Sylvia Norwood, married in 2007. Cunningham was a police detective. Their first daughter X. was born in 2007 and Sanaa was born in December… Read more »

Girl by Ryan Adams

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Ava*, b. 1999, was sexually abused by singer/songwriter Ryan Adams (pictured) when she was between 14 and 16 years old. Ava was homeschooled. Ava began playing bass as a child. “By 12, she was road-tripping with her family to Manhattan for gigs with established musicians.” She was homeschooled due to bullying. When she was 13, her father died. When she… Read more »

Daughter of Randall Pruitt

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A 14-year-old girl, S., was sexually abused for 12 years by her adoptive father, Randall Lee Pruitt (pictured). The girl’s mother, Christine Pruitt, knew about the abuse and did nothing to stop it. S.’s three younger siblings were not reported to be abused. S. was homeschooled. S. and her family moved from Lawrenceville, Georgia to their farm in Tennessee in… Read more »

Nevaeh Miller

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Nevaeh Miller, b. 1992 (pictured), was sexually abused by her stepfather, Jason Thomas Rogers (a.k.a. Larry Lemon). Nevaeh was homeschooled. Nevaeh, identified as E.C. in court documents, was removed from her mother’s care as a child due to abuse and neglect. She was returned to her mother at age 7 when her mother married Rogers. Rogers immediately began sexually abusing… Read more »

Children by Jeremy Costley

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An unknown number of children were sexually abused by Jeremy Costley (pictured). Some of the children were homeschooled. Costley was a “sovereign citizen” and “self-proclaimed common-law marshal” who lived with his family—a woman and several children—in a remote off-the-grid “ramshackle shack” in the San Luis Valley in southern Colorado. Reports indicate that the abuse may have come to light when… Read more »

3 Children of Arthur and Jenny Peterman

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Three children—a 19-year-old girl, A.; a 9-year-old girl, B.; and a 7-year-old boy, C.*—were physically and sexually abused by their parents, Arthur and Jenny Peterman. The two youngest children were homeschooled. Arthur Peterman began sexually abusing A. daily when she was four years old. He also regularly sexually abused B., who told police “it happened because he thought she was… Read more »