Invisible Children

2 Children of Paul and Amanda Lavoe

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.

Paul Lavoe beat his teenage daughter and a teenage relative adopted from Ghana with electrical cords in what one doctor called an “extremely violent assault.” The two girls were enrolled in a virtual school but quickly fell behind in their work because their parents expected them to watch their three younger children while both parents worked each day. The beatings were routine and were often carried out using whatever objects Lavoe had on hand at his motorcycle shop. Lavoe claimed the beatings were punishments for stealing.

Date: April 16, 2012
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Documents: Date:
Milwaukee man charged with beating teen daughters, human trafficking 2012-05-02