Invisible Children

2 Children of Joseph Myhre

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.

Two children, a 13-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl, were tortured, beaten, and imprisoned by their father, Joseph Myhre. The children were homeschooled.

The abuse began in 2011. Myhre shocked them with electric dog collars, beat them with PVC pipes, “strangled them until they passed out,” and smashed their fingers with pliers. Myhre also forced the children to sleep in “closed-off wooden boxes.”

The abuse came to light when Myhre’s wife went to the emergency room on March 15 after Myhre fractured her skull by beating her. After an investigation revealed abuse of the children, Myhre was charged with assault, unlawful restraint, and child endangerment.

Date: April 7, 2017
Collegeville, Pennsylvania


Documents: Date:
Accused of using electric dog collar on kids, Montco dad arrested 04-10-2017
Montco man abused kids, shocked them with electric dog collar, police say 04-10-2017
Montco Man Accused Of Abusing Kids With Shock Collars, Pliers 04-10-2017