Invisible Children

Children of Christine Baughman

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.

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An 11-year-old boy was physically and emotionally abused by his adoptive mother, Christine Evelyn Baughman. The boy’s adoptive father, pediatrician Henry Baughman, has not been charged. The boy and his brother were adopted from Ukraine in 2013. The Baughmans’ four children were homeschooled, according to Christine Baughman’s Pinterest profile.

The abuse, which included beatings with a belt, came to light after an anonymous tip brought child services to the home for a welfare check on November 22. Officials then arranged an interview with the boy, who disclosed the abuse. Baughman was charged with cruelty to children.

Date: November 25, 2014
Ringgold, Georgia


Documents: Date:
Ringgold woman arrested for child abuse of adopted son 2014-12-03
Catoosa County Woman Arrested for Cruelty to Children 2014-12-03
Ringgold woman accused of abusing adopted son says she’s innocence 2014-12-04
Pediatrician’s wife charged with cruelty to children 12-05-2014