Invisible Children

Helen Wells

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.

helen wells
Helen Wells, born c. 1979, was sexually abused by her father, Robert George Wells, starting at age three and ending only when she left home at age 24. Her mother knew about the abuse and did nothing. Helen was homeschooled and stated “I never went to school. I was homeschooled and I was kept out of school for the purpose of concealing the crime. So I did correspondence to grade six and then no schooling after that. So I am self-educated.”

Helen first reported the abuse in 2004. In 2008, Robert Wells pleaded guilty to 33 charges including indecent treatment of a child and incest. He was sentenced to 11 years in prison.

Date: 2008
Kandanga, Noosa, Tewantin and Cooroy in Queensland, Australia

Documents: Date:
Abuse victim Helen Wells speaks out as father leaves jail 04-10-2014
Helen’s Bravery Pays off; Father Jailed for Years of Sexual Abuse of Daughter
She was silenced for the first 24 years of her life. But now she is speaking louder than ever. 08-16-2014