Invisible Children

9 Children of James and Lucinda Haskin

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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Nine children, ages 3 to 17, were starved, neglected, and sexually abused by their parents, James E. Haskin Jr. and Lucinda Catherine Haskin. The Haskins claimed to be homeschooling them.

According to an affidavit, the children were neglected from December 2009 to October 20, 2011. The Haskins “withheld proper food, shelter, clothing, hygiene and education.” Two of the girls were sexually abused by James Haskin, and the 16-year-old girl gave birth to his child in August 2010. Haskin told her the child was born dead and allegedly buried her on his property (the baby’s body was never found). Though the girls told their mother more than ten times about the abuse, she did nothing to prevent it.

The abuse came to light when police learned that the Haskins were associates of Marty Hester, who was arrested October 28, 2011 for aggravated possession of child pornography. James Haskin was found guilty on “nine counts of child neglect and three counts of sexual abuse”; he was sentenced to 245 years in prison. Lucinda Haskin pleaded no contest to similar charges and was found unfit to stand trial.

Date: October 20, 2011
Monroe, Oklahoma


Documents: Date:
Police search for baby’s remains in Southeast Oklahoma 11-04-2011
LeFlore County Authorities Search For Body Of Infant Born In 2010 11-04-2011
Investigators Search For Baby’s Body In LeFlore County 11-05-2011
Search for Dead Baby in Oklahoma Reveals Gruesome Story 11-05-2011
Haskin’s formally charged with twelve crimes against children 11-10-2011
Felony docket, Heavener Ledger 11-24-2011
LeFlore County Couple Set For Trial On Child Neglect-Sex Abuse Charges 02-10-2012
Heavener Man Receives Total 55-year Sentence in Child Porn Case 09-06-2012
James Haskin found guilty; convicted of child sex-abuse 01-11-2013
Father Sentenced to 245 Years in Child Sex Abuse Case 01-11-2013