41 episodes

A true crime podcast giving voices back to victims of child abuse and shining a harsh spotlight on the parents, guardians, and caretakers who silenced them.

Suffer the Little Children Suffer the Little Children

    • True Crime
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

A true crime podcast giving voices back to victims of child abuse and shining a harsh spotlight on the parents, guardians, and caretakers who silenced them.

    Episode 39: Zahra Baker (Part 2)

    Episode 39: Zahra Baker (Part 2)

    Last week, I started telling you the story of 10-year-old Zahra Baker, who kept her brilliant smile and sunshiney outlook despite surviving two bouts of cancer, the amputation of one leg, the loss of her hearing, and growing up without her mother. When her father brought a new woman into her life, Zahra was excited to have a stepmother, but as soon as the family moved from Australia to the stepmother’s native state of North Carolina, Zahra began showing up at school with bruises when she showed up at all.In October of 2010, Adam and Elisa Baker reported Zahra missing, but within days, Elisa started talking and leading investigators to multiple locations where parts of Zahra’s little body had been dumped. This is the conclusion of the unbelievable story of Zahra Baker.Photos related to today's episode can be viewed on Facebook and Instagram. You can also follow the podcast on YouTube, Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest. Visit the podcast's web page at www.sufferthelittlechildrenpod.com.  Please help make the show my full-time gig to keep the weekly episodes coming! By supporting me, you'll also access rewards, including a shout-out by name on the podcast and exclusive gifts! This podcast is written, hosted, edited, and produced by Laine. For more stories like Zahra’s, visit Suffer the Little Children Blog.Music for this episode is from www.AudioJungle.net. Subscribe to Suffer the Little Children on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, YouTube, or your favorite podcast listening platform.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 38: Zahra Baker (Part 1)

    Episode 38: Zahra Baker (Part 1)

    By the time she was eight years old, Zahra Baker beat cancer not once but twice, losing a leg and most of her hearing in the process. Because her father had been single for most of Zahra’s life, she was thrilled when he finally married, but her excitement was short-lived. Almost immediately after Zahra and her dad moved from their native Australia to her stepmother’s home state of North Carolina, neighbors and school officials began seeing signs that Zahra was being abused by her stepmother, Elisa Baker.When Zahra was reported missing on October 9, 2010, it didn’t take long for Elisa’s story of a kidnapping to unravel and her sordid, stranger-than-fiction past to surface. Still, all of us watching breathlessly from around the world held onto the hope that Zahra might be found alive… that was, until law enforcement started finding body parts scattered around western North Carolina.This is the unbelievable story of Zahra Baker.Photos related to today's episode can be viewed on Facebook and Instagram. You can also follow the podcast on YouTube, Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest. Visit the podcast's web page at www.sufferthelittlechildrenpod.com.  Please help make the show my full-time gig to keep the weekly episodes coming! By supporting me, you'll also access rewards, including a shout-out by name on the podcast and exclusive gifts! This podcast is written, hosted, edited, and produced by Laine. For more stories like Zahra’s, visit Suffer the Little Children Blog.Music for this episode is from www.AudioJungle.net. Subscribe to Suffer the Little Children on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, YouTube, or your favorite podcast listening platform.

    • 1 hr
    Minisode 1: Interview with Hayley Kelly

    Minisode 1: Interview with Hayley Kelly

    A few weeks back, in episode 33, I covered the tragic story of 10-year-old Nakota Kelly, who was allegedly murdered in July of this year by his father, Anthony Dibiah. Nakota was failed by both DCS and the family court system. His mom, Hayley Kelly, tried for years to get the unsupervised visits with his father to stop, reporting abuse multiple times, but to no avail. Now, thanks to their failure to listen to Hayley’s well-documented concerns, her son is dead, and his body has yet to be found.I had the pleasure of speaking with Hayley in October after I released my episode about Nakota, so on this, my first ever minisode, I’m sharing that conversation with you.Photos related to today's episode can be viewed on Facebook and Instagram. You can also follow the podcast on YouTube, Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest. Visit the podcast's web page at www.sufferthelittlechildrenpod.com.  Please help make the show my full-time gig to keep the weekly episodes coming! By supporting me, you'll also access rewards, including a shout-out by name on the podcast and exclusive gifts! This podcast is written, hosted, edited, and produced by Laine. Nakota’s story was originally featured on Suffer the Little Children Blog.Music for this episode is from www.AudioJungle.net. Subscribe to Suffer the Little Children on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, YouTube, or your favorite podcast listening platform.

    • 25 min
    Episode 37: Scotty McMillan

    Episode 37: Scotty McMillan

    On November 4, 2014, police responded to a trailer home in West Caln Township, Pennsylvania, where they found 3-year-old Scotty McMillan dead on a deflated air mattress, covered with cuts, bruises, and puncture wounds. Scotty’s mother and her boyfriend confessed to spending the days leading up to Scotty’s murder torturing the little boy, beating him with various homemade weapons, tying him up with electric tape, and even hanging him from his feet to beat him, ultimately to death. The trigger for this prolonged, cold-blooded attack was the tiny, defenseless child refusing to eat a piece of toast.Worse yet, Scotty’s 6-year-old brother, who also lived in the home, was not only abused himself, but had also witnessed and been forced to participate in the torture of his little brother. Three adults were ultimately charged with various offenses related to Scotty’s death.This is the shocking story of Scotty McMillan.Photos related to today's episode can be viewed on Facebook and Instagram.You can also follow the podcast on YouTube, Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest. Visit the podcast's web page at www.sufferthelittlechildrenpod.com.  Please help make the show my full-time gig to keep the weekly episodes coming! By supporting me, you'll also access rewards, including a shout-out by name on the podcast and exclusive gifts! This podcast is written, hosted, edited, and produced by Laine. For more stories like Scotty’s, visit Suffer the Little Children Blog.Music for this episode is from www.AudioJungle.net. Subscribe to Suffer the Little Children on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, YouTube, or your favorite podcast listening platform.

    • 50 min
    Episode 36: Jacob Landin (Part 2)

    Episode 36: Jacob Landin (Part 2)

    Last week, I told you the story of Jacob Landin: a beautiful, happy nine-month-old boy, bursting with life and personality, whose death from blunt force trauma to the head has been unresolved for over 33 years. Despite investigators zeroing in on a single suspect, the case, which over the years saw a periodic resurgence in police interest, has gone officially unsolved, and the man believed to have caused Jacob’s death has gone unpunished.For this week’s episode, I had the honor of speaking with Jacob’s older brother, Eric Carter-Landin. Eric, who was 6 at the time, was initially blamed for causing Jacob’s death, and he has channelled his traumatic childhood experiences and the loss of his beloved brother into his own true crime podcast, True Consequences. This is part 2 of the infuriating story of Jacob Landin.Click here to sign Eric’s petition: Justice for Jacob Landin. For Eric’s True Consequences episodes about Jacob, click: Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 Photos related to today's episode can be viewed on Facebook and Instagram.You can also follow the podcast on YouTube, Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest. Visit the podcast's web page at www.sufferthelittlechildrenpod.com.  Please help make the show my full-time gig to keep the weekly episodes coming! By supporting me, you'll also access rewards, including a shout-out by name on the podcast and exclusive gifts! This podcast is written, hosted, edited, and produced by Laine. For more stories like Jacob’s, visit Suffer the Little Children Blog.Music for this episode is from www.AudioJungle.net. Subscribe to Suffer the Little Children on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, YouTube, or your favorite podcast listening platform.

    • 48 min
    Episode 35: Jacob Landin (Part 1)

    Episode 35: Jacob Landin (Part 1)

    In today’s episode, I’m going to tell you the story of Jacob Landin: a beautiful, happy nine-month-old boy, bursting with life and personality, whose death from blunt force trauma to the head has been unresolved for over 33 years. Despite investigators zeroing in on a single suspect, the case, which over the years saw a periodic resurgence in police interest, has gone officially unsolved, and the man believed to have caused Jacob’s death has gone unpunished.This will be the first of two episodes covering Jacob’s story. For part 2, I had the honor of speaking with Jacob’s older brother, Eric Carter-Landin. Eric, who was 6 at the time, was initially blamed for causing Jacob’s death, and he has channeled his traumatic childhood experiences and the loss of his beloved brother into his own true crime podcast, True Consequences. You’ll hear my interview with Eric in the next episode.This is part 1 of the infuriating story of Jacob Landin.Click here to sign Eric’s petition: Justice for Jacob Landin. For Eric’s True Consequences episodes about Jacob, click: Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 Click here for statistics from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). Click here to sign Laura Richards’ petition: Domestic Violence Law Reform USA. Photos related to today's episode can be viewed on Facebook and Instagram. You can also follow the podcast on YouTube, Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest. Visit the podcast's web page at www.sufferthelittlechildrenpod.com.  Please help make the show my full-time gig to keep the weekly episodes coming! By supporting me, you'll also access rewards, including a shout-out by name on the podcast and exclusive gifts! This podcast is written, hosted, edited, and produced by Laine. For more stories like Jacob’s, visit Suffer the Little Children Blog.Music for this episode is from www.AudioJungle.net. Subscribe to Suffer the Little Children on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, YouTube, or your favorite podcast listening platform.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

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What a Podcast!!

I am listening on Spotify and as I can’t make a review there, I had to find a way to say how I feel!
I want to tell you Lane that what you do is just amazing, shed a light to such a painfull but so real aubject!
I am binging on your Podcast and if I could, I would have given you ten stars!
I wish you best of luck fir the future, and hopefully one day there will not be stories like those u say to tell!

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