Invisible Children

3 Children in North Pole, Alaska

Content note: Case narratives include descriptions of severe violence inflicted on children, including abuse and neglect, sexual violence, torture, and murder, as well as mentions of suicide and domestic violence. They also include photos of victims and perpetrators of violence.


Kenneth Rarick sexually molested three children in North Pole, Alaska, while living with their family as a live-in homeschool teacher from 1997 to 1998. During this time Rarick also taught at a nearby private school run by a charismatic church. Rarick was already a known sex offender after sexually molesting a boy in 1982, but there are no restrictions in Alaska on sex offenders teaching in private schools or teaching homeschooled children. Rarick was found guilty and sentenced to 32 years in prison.

Date: 1998
Location: North Pole, Alaska

Documents: Date:
North Pole man indicted on child sex abuse charges 2001-12-07
North Pole man sentenced for child molestation 2002-08-02
Accused North Pole man taught in private school despite conviction 2002-08-02
Ex-church school worker sentenced for molestation 2002-08-04