Invisible Children

4 Children of Wayne Sperling and Lorinda Bailey

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.

The four boys ranged in age from 2 to 6. None of them were verbal, and none were potty trained. They communicated only in grunts, and lived with their parents, Wayne Sperling and Lorinda Bailey, in a filthy apartment. Flies covered every surface, cat poop and urine covered the floor, and the smell of decay came from a back room. Human services were tipped off to visit the family by a doctor who noticed suspicious bruising and smells during an emergency room visit. None of the children attended daycare or school, and Sperling told officials that he was “applying to home school” the oldest child.

Date: October 2013
Location: Denver, Colorado

Documents: Date:
Wayne Sperling, Lorinda Bailey Face Child Abuse Charges 2013-10-07
Malnourished boys rescued from filthy Denver home 2013-10-08