Tag Archives: California

10 Children of Jonathan Allen and Ina Rogers

Ten children, ages 12 years to 4 months, were tortured and neglected by their parents, Jonathan Allen and Ina Rogers. The children were homeschooled. Rogers had a 14-year-old child who did not live with the family. Her 12-year-old and 11-year-old were from a previous relationship, while Allen was the biological father of the 8 younger children. The 10 children slept… Read more »

3 Children of Mona Kirk and Daniel Panico

Three children, ages 14, 13, and 11, were neglected by their parents, Mona Kirk and Daniel Panico. The children were homeschooled. The family lost their home around 2014 and moved to an RV on a friend’s property. They later moved the RV to Joshua Tree, where Panico lived inside the RV with around 40 cats and Kirk and the children… Read more »

19 Children of Mansa Musa Muhummed

Nineteen children were starved, tortured, and imprisoned by their father, Mansa Musa Muhummed. Muhummed’s three wives—Marva Barfield, Laura Cowan, and Adrienne Easter—were also sexually assaulted, beaten, and imprisoned; Barfield participated in the children’s abuse at Muhummed’s instruction, and Cowan has also been accused of participating in the abuse. The children included Delmarcus (b. 1974), Marlon (b. 1980), Sharon (b. 1981;… Read more »

13 Children of David and Louise Turpin

Thirteen children–ten girls and three boys, ages 2 to 29–were starved and imprisoned by their parents, David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin. The children were homeschooled. The Turpins moved from Texas to California around 2010 and registered their homeschool as Sandcastle Day School in 2011. Neighbors did not know how many children lived there because they rarely saw them…. Read more »

Shaun Tara and 5 siblings

clmccracken   December 22, 2015   Comments Off on Shaun Tara and 5 siblings

Shaun Tara, age 6, and his 3-year-old sister Delylah Tara, were murdered by their relative, Tami Joy Huntsman, and 17-year-old Gonzalo Curiel (a statutorily nonconsenting minor who lived with her). Huntsman and Curiel also tortured Shaun’s 9-year-old sister F.T. Huntsman’s 15-year-old son and 12-year-old twins also lived with them. At the time of his death, Shaun was enrolled in Monterey… Read more »

Christi and Bobby Baskin

clmccracken   March 17, 2015   Comments Off on Christi and Bobby Baskin

Katharine Christine “Christi” Baskin (b. 1980) and Robert Maple “Bobby” Baskin (b. 1981) were abducted from their Murfreesboro, Tennessee home by their grandparents, Marvin L. Maple and Sandra K. Maple, on March 1, 1989. The Maples had been granted temporary custody of the children by Tennessee officials while charges of Satanic ritual abuse against their parents, Mark and Debbie Baskin,… Read more »

4 children by Rita and William Meserve

clmccracken   February 17, 2015   Comments Off on 4 children by Rita and William Meserve

Four children, ages 16, 13, 10, and 8, were tortured by their aunt, Rita Meserve. Their uncle, William Franklin Meserve, did nothing to stop the abuse and in some cases held the children down. The children were homeschooled. The children came to live in the Meserves’ mobile home in 1994 after their mother died of breast cancer (their father was… Read more »

13 children of Winnfred Wright

clmccracken   January 5, 2015   Comments Off on 13 children of Winnfred Wright

Thirteen children—ranging in age from 8 months to 15 years—were starved, imprisoned, beaten, and medically neglected by their father, Winnfred Wright (left), and his four wives (from left to right) Carol Bremner, Deirdre Wilson, Mary Campbell, and Kali Polk-Matthews. Wright’s fifth wife, Susan Weber, who had left Wright’s cultlike home around 1990, had two additional children with him (one of… Read more »

2 Children of Kimberly and John Quebe

clmccracken   December 7, 2014   Comments Off on 2 Children of Kimberly and John Quebe

Two children, a 15-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy, were imprisoned and physically abused by their parents, Kimberly Joy Quebe and John Herman Quebe. The Quebes claimed to be homeschooling, but they did not follow any of the requirements and the children were not at grade level. The children spent long periods of time with their wrists and ankles tied;… Read more »

5 Children of Jessica Banks

clmccracken   December 5, 2014   Comments Off on 5 Children of Jessica Banks

Five girls, ages 4 to 11, were starved, beaten, and sexually abused by their adoptive mother, Jessica Banks. The girls were removed from public school in 2004 shortly after their adoption. Banks was the pastor of the Word of Life Apostolic Church, a “satanic cult” where the girls were homeschooled. The children began living with Banks in 2000 after they… Read more »