Invisible Children

6 Children of Kelley and Daniel Davis

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.

Daniel Davis (L) and Kelley Davis

An 8-year-old boy, H., was imprisoned by his parents, Kelley and Daniel Davis. The boy and his five sisters (ranging in age from 10 to infancy) were homeschooled.

Beginning at least in March 2020, H. was kept locked in a dark room with boards over the window and door overnight or, according to his parents, “when he misbehaved.” The only things in the room were a mattress and blanket, so H. was often forced to urinate and defecate on the floor. Daniel Davis claimed that H. had “behavioral and possibly mental health issues.” H. was singled out for abuse; his sisters were not similarly abused. Authorities visited the home in February and July 2020 but did not notice anything suspicious. A concerned neighbor contacted the authorities in August 2020 to report a child rummaging through the refrigerator in the Davises’ garage.

The abuse came to light when H. and one of his sisters orchestrated his escape. H.’s sister passed him matches under the door and H. set his mattress on fire. When authorities arrived to put out the fire, they recognized H.’s imprisonment. The Davises were charged with aggravated child abuse and their children were removed from their custody.

Date: October 5, 2020
Sugar Hill, Florida


Documents: Date:
He was locked in his room for seven months. His sister gave him a way out, police say 10-07-2020
Florida couple busted after child locked in feces-covered bedroom sets fire 10-07-2020
Florida parents are arrested after child who was locked in a dark room covered in feces and urine since MARCH set mattress on fire to escape 10-07-2020