Peoria Parents Accused of Keeping Children in Home "Prison"

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Johann Jorg (left) and Kimery Jorg.


A pair of Peoria parents are accused of keeping two of their adoptive daughters in a twisted home "prison," according to police.

Court documents obtained by New Times describe various treatments the 13- and 11-year-old girls faced: Being forced to sleep nude in the backyard, having their heads shaved, being forced to do barefoot running exercises, getting swatted with a paddle, and having to hand-write Bible verses for hours on end, among other things.

The parents, Johann and Kimery Jorg, confirmed "virtually every detail" the girls told a Child Protective Services caseworker. CPS was tipped off by health care workers who had been seeing the girls since they were adopted.

According to court documents, here's how Kimery Jorg described the punishments to police:
For lying, the child has to apologize for the lie, get swatted on the buttocks with a wooden paddle (# of swats equal to their age), have apple cider vinegar sprayed in their mouth (# of sprays equal to their age), hold it in their mouth for 15 seconds, swish it around for 15 seconds, then swallow. This is fallowed by a time-out of standing against a door wit hands behind the head for a number of minutes equal to their age plus one. After the time-out, the child can get a drink of water to remove the taste of the vinegar. Then the child must run outside in the heat for 60 minutes straight then write several bible verses 3 times each (# of verses equal to their age). If there are three or more mistakes the child must re-write the bible verses four times, then repeat, increasing to five, six, etc. for subsequent errors. The child must then explain the bible verses to their mother, and memorize and recite all the bible verses. If there are any mistakes, then time gets added to their 60 minute run. The punishment for stealing in the home is identical ,except with the added task of mopping the floor for 45 minutes followed by cleaning the tile grout for 45 minutes, or some other comparable task.
Court documents note that the Jorgs are foster parents, and had initially taken in the girls after they were removed from abusive homes.

The girls told investigators that the punishments went beyond what their adoptive parents explained.

The girls explained the "prison" system they were living in. There was "regular prison" and "deep prison." In regular prison, the girls were allowed to sleep on a towel on the ground inside the house, but had to go to the bathroom in a bucket no matter which "prison" they were in. The 13-year-old girl, who said she'd been in "deep prison" since Christmas, had to sleep outside in a tent. Neither girl was allowed to wear clothes, except the 11-year-old, who was allowed to wear a diaper, according to the documents.

The girls were home-schooled by Kimery Jorg, but the older girl told investigators she was very far behind because of all of the running and Bible-verse writing.

Police asked the Jorgs about all the punishment, and about the "lying" and "stealing" they claim the girls do. Kimery Jorg told police the girls were punished after she found a single breath mint missing during a recent family trip to Colorado. In another instance, she claimed the other girl stole "22 items" from a relative's home, but Jorg couldn't identify a single item, according to the court documents.

Johann Jorg didn't have a better explanation -- police say he described a situation two or three years ago in which the older girl took some grapes she wasn't supposed to, and possibly a recent incident involving beef jerky.

Perhaps that has something to do with the "prison food" the girls told CPS workers they eat: Oatmeal for breakfast, prunes and crackers for lunch, and grits with salsa for dinner.

The 13-year-old girl was almost 5 feet tall, but weighed just 61 pounds, "not even registering on standard pediatric growth charts," police note in court documents.

The older girl was hospitalized over concerns of "refeeding syndrome."

According to the court documents, "This condition is usually seen with concentration camp survivors and the like."

She also had abnormal growths on her legs, likely due to the combination of malnutrition and exercise, according to the documents.

When police served a search warrant at the house, they discovered, "Every wall and cabinet door (inside and out) in every room to include the kitchen, family room, office and bedrooms, was covered with pieces of paper outlining chore lists, house rules and consequences for breaking them. There were dozens of 'post-it' notes in the kitchen with messages about punishments that [the victims] still 'owed' to the parents."

There were two other, even younger, children in the home, who weren't subject to the "prison" treatment, apparently because they're too young. CPS removed all four children from the home.

The Jorgs face felony child-abuse charges. Their bond was set at $100,000 each.

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diweenie2013
diweenie2013

They were suppose to overhaul CPS, sure doesn't look like it. This should not be happening. Seems these kids are placed & then forgotten. What kind of crap is that!These people are scum & they should be locked in a dumpster & left to rot.This state is going to hell, don't seem like anyone is doing there job, not even the ones that are paid the big bucks.No wonder the kids in arizona are so screwed up. To begin with stop all these people from having kids they can't take care of.Also the dumb ass on here that said they are white people that do this is a real jackass. You had to turn it racists, people like you should be kicked in the face! Jerk!

Jukes
Jukes

They went from abusive birth parents to THIS?  What CPS manager was in charge of these placements?  That has to be investigated.  Anyone in the system who OK'd these two pervs as foster parents should have to sit in jail with them.  And they can all hand-write some Bible verses while they're in there.

Skittles
Skittles

OMGosh.  How could these animals adopt?  They are monsters to the core.  Jail will be to good for them.  They will have a warm bed which was denied to those children, and food which has been denied to those children.  They are scum bags.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

These two imbeciles have seats in hell at the table with Adolf, Benito, Hideki, and Stalin....

I hope they are ass raped repeatedly, then I hope they catch AIDS.

penino
penino

Too many crazy persons are walking in the streets of our cities. They are doing drugs and placing tattoos are over their bodies.  People need to focus on the good things in life. http://ow.ly/xKKfj

Greg Guerrero
Greg Guerrero

Children built the Roman empire : enough b said einsteins of facebook

Kevin Faus
Kevin Faus

These two have lost their right to breathe. Two bullets and done.

Patti McNair
Patti McNair

This story made me sick to my stomach, the parents should rot in jail.

sp59160
sp59160

...sleeping outside in a tent, bad food, abuse, conditions usually seen in concentration camps, Peoria... Are these bastards Arpaio supporters or what?

Tami Andrews Piwnica
Tami Andrews Piwnica

My heart breaks for these children. Hope that couple finds out how those children felt. But even our prison systems are nicer than they were to those kids.

Mikey Lee
Mikey Lee

Pieces of shit. Let them make bail and let me see them crossing the street.

Crystal Starr
Crystal Starr

What's also sad is this couple will get better treatment if they go to real prison. Still no justice.

Anthony GraphicsGuru Sexton
Anthony GraphicsGuru Sexton

I would wager a large percentage of foster parents do it for the income and already have mental health issues. Smh. .poor kids. And this is just the ones that made the news.

Sabrina Kaotik
Sabrina Kaotik

Better known as scumbags. Take them out to the desert!

Larry Miner
Larry Miner

You have to be fucking kidding me let me find these two sick motherfuckers in the streets

Susan Forkos
Susan Forkos

There's a special place in hell for people like this. Poor kiddos! Hope they find a loving family.

Gary Deyoung
Gary Deyoung

When did "fallowed" become a word? Have you ever heard of spell check? Your illiteracy is as disturbing as this couples actions!

rh19541954
rh19541954

The first thing I noticed was adopted and then the story made sense, these folks are not fit to have a pet let alone children if the news reports are true, and guess they will have their day in court and legal defense but cannot imagine anything to justify this cruelty!

Scarlett Ministero-Decker
Scarlett Ministero-Decker

A lot of evil done by claiming religion - I'd like to know the name of the church they attend.

Marco Cruz
Marco Cruz

may the same judgement you would pass on to these people be passed onto you when your time comes.

Fred Isaac
Fred Isaac

A lot of holes in the desert... A lot of problems in those holes...

Jesse Adams
Jesse Adams

Abuse victim myself, I can't even imagine how fucked emotionally the girls are gonna be from this shit

afdhm
afdhm

So Jan, how's that new CPS law enforcement unit going? Ya have a couple of super troopers to meet the Homeschooled Home Schoolers?

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

Fucking nut cases.

Original-American
Original-American

@Skittles Monstrous religious zealots like these reminds me of Cathi Herod. Who tried to shove their extreme religion down the throats of Arizonians. They are among the worst parents in society.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@sp59160 ... well said, this torture and abuse is NOTHING DIFFERENT than what that lowlife piece of criminal crap Arpaio does to 1000s of detainees every year.

BenFranklinGrl
BenFranklinGrl

They were posting word for word what the rules stated. It was a quotation, in which case, you usually will not change spelling errors from the original author. Hope this helps. :)

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Cozz ... it's always the White, US citizen, Christians that engage in this obscene, extreme, perverted child abuse.


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fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@Original-American 


In order to remind, one must first have a mind.  You are in no danger of being reminded of anything.


You might want to practice your grammatical skills.  You seem to want to switch from plural to singular to plural indiscriminately.   Try to do better.    

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay 

...and preach the loudest, sick bastards.

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