Invisible Children

Son of Charlie Mayes

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.

Charlie Mayes
A 16-year-old boy was physically abused by his father, military veteran Charlie Mayes. The boy was forced to carry a heavy stone for miles in hot weather as punishment for failing to do his schoolwork. The boy “had a history of problems at school” and was homeschooled.

The abuse came to light when a pizza delivery driver saw the boy walking with the stone and reported it to the authorities. Mayes was charged with child cruelty.

Date: May 26, 2014
Douglasville, Georgia


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