Invisible Children

K.B. by Robert Sanders

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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A 13-year-old girl known as K.B. was sexually abused by her stepfather, Robert E. Sanders. Sanders forced her to agree to a “covenant” where he assaulted her in exchange for giving her “rewards” such as being allowed to attend social events at church. The girl and her siblings were homeschooled due to the family’s religious convictions.

Sanders, a New Jersey correctional officer, married the girl’s mother, J.S., in 2002. The abuse began in 2009 when K.B. was 11 and continued until she told her mother about it in March 2010. Sanders was arrested shortly thereafter. He was convicted of sexual assault and sentenced to 35 years in prison.

Date: March 8, 2010
Quinton Township, New Jersey


Documents: Date:
Former Salem County Corrections Officer to stand trial on charges of sexually assaulting a juvenile 09-21-2012
Former Salem County Corrections officer sentenced to 20 years for sex assault 12-06-2012
N.J. court rejects appeal of Salem County child sex offender 01-28-2015