Invisible Children

Daughter of Alan and Aimee Friz

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.

A 14-year-old girl was imprisoned, starved, and sexually abused by her adoptive parents, Alan and Aimee Friz (pictured). The girl and her siblings were homeschooled.

The girl and one of her siblings were adopted from the Ukraine; the Frizes later had eight additional biological children and Aimee Friz was pregnant when she was arrested. Alan Friz was a dentist and the Frizes were “respected and well-loved” members of Covenant Reformed Church in Evansville, Indiana; according to their minister they had “a very definite 19th century value system”. The girl allegedly had developmental disabilities, although the Frizes “diagnosed her online without ever seeking the advice of a doctor”. Beginning at least a year before his arrest, Alan Friz sexually molested the girl, apparently with the knowledge of Aimee Friz. In September 2017, after the girl allegedly made threats of violence against Aimee, the Frizes began locking the girl in a closet at night without access to food, water, or bathroom facilities. The closet “was fastened with a padlock and chain” and had a sign labeling it as the girl’s “cage”.

The abuse came to light after the girl and her grandfather got into an altercation and the police were called. The girl reported the abuse during a subsequent interview with child services and Alan Friz was immediately arrested. Aimee Friz fled the state with her children but was arrested shortly thereafter. The Frizes’ boarder Kenneth Le Fevre was also arrested. The Frizes were charged with criminal confinement, neglect, and sexual misconduct.

Date: October 4, 2017
Huntingburg, Indiana


Documents: Date:
Dubois County Parents Arrested After Cage Found Inside Home 10-05-2017
Huntingburg man arrested for neglect after cage found in closet of his home 10-05-2017
Christian Medical Professional & Pregnant Wife Arrested, Children Taken Simply Because They Were Being Responsible 10-08-2017
Couple accused of keeping child in cage, depriving child of food & water appear in court 10-09-2017
Dentist facing 26 counts, now includes counts of sexual misconduct with a minor 10-09-2017
Sexual misconduct added to dentist’s criminal counts 10-09-2017
Dentist accused of molesting teen girl he and his wife kept locked in a cage 10-10-2017
PICTURED: Dentist and his wife grin in police mugshots after they are arrested for ‘sexually abusing disabled girl, 14, who was kept locked in a tiny CAGE at their Indiana home without food or water’ 10-10-2017
Indiana dentist on why he kept 14-year-old daughter in a cage and molested her: ‘The Lord is good’ 10-11-2017