Invisible Children

Daughter of Kevin and Theresa Carothers

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.

kevin and theresa carothers
A 15-year-old girl was repeatedly sexually assaulted by her stepfather, Kevin Carothers, and her mother Theresa Carothers, over the course of three years. The girl was homeschooled in online classes. A “witness”, possibly an adult sibling of the girl, also described being sexually assaulted by Kevin Carothers.

Kevin Carothers, a registered sex offender who had been convicted of child sexual abuse in 1997, married Theresa in 2006. Kevin began to assault the girl in summer 2009; in December 2009 both Kevin and Theresa began assaulting the girl together. The abuse came to light when the girl disclosed it to her grandmother, whom the Carotherses lived with. The grandmother then found nude photos of the girl on a camera and called social services.

Kevin Carothers pleaded guilty to sexual assault of a child and Theresa Carothers pleaded guilty to assault and attempted sexual assault of a child.

Date: August 17, 2012
Denver, Colorado


Documents: Date:
Affidavit: Stepdad, Mom Sexually Assaulted Daughter 08-22-2012
Stepfather Charged In Sex Assault Case, Police Arrest Mom 08-22-2012
Colorado mom, stepfather accused of raping daughter 08-22-2012
Denver couple accused of sex assaults on 12-year-old 08-22-2012
Kevin Carothers, Theresa Carothers Facing Charges Of Sexual Assault On Young Daughter 08-23-2012
Kevin and Theresa Carothers accused of teaming up to molest her daughter starting at age twelve 08-23-2012