Invisible Children

5 children of Charles and Suzan Sealock

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.

charles and suzan sealock
Three children, a 9-year-old girl, a 7-year-old boy, and a 6-year-old boy, were tortured by their adoptive parents, Charles and Suzan Sealock. The Sealocks’ also had a biological child, a 14-year-old boy, and an adopted 3-year-old child. The children were homeschooled.

The seven-year-old boy was imprisoned in a bathroom for days at a time with only baby food to eat. He was also beaten, pinched and bitten by his parents. The other two children showed similar previous injuries. The abuse came to light when the 7-year-old boy escaped and went to a neighbor for help. The Sealocks were charged with aggravated child abuse and false imprisonment.

Date: August 30, 2014
Dandridge, Tennessee


Documents: Date:
Dandridge couple faces child abuse charges 09-04-2014
Jefferson County parents facing child abuse charges 09-04-2014
Dandridge couple charged with child abuse, false imprisonment 09-04-2014
Sheriff: Parents facing charges after “torture” of adopted child 2014-09-07
Three children adopted by Charles and Suzan Sealock 09-07-2014