Daniel Rinehart, Harrisonville, Mo., ...

Daniel Rinehart, Harrisonville, Mo., Charged with Incest/murder

There are 9 comments on the Associated Content story from Jan 26, 2009, titled Daniel Rinehart, Harrisonville, Mo., Charged with Incest/murder. In it, Associated Content reports that:

27th, 2007 death of a child who was born Nov. 17th, 2006. Daniel Rinehart is also charged with 1 count of first-degree endang ering the welfare of a child in connection the the failure to provide medical ...

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Mesquite, TX

#1 Jan 30, 2009
I feel so sorry for this young girl, the incest part also happend to me and my sister. I am very concerned that the two other sisters may have also been sexual abused and are not coming forward with it.
The incest in my family started (to best of my knowledge) when I was 5 and my sister was 7. When I was 13 my stepmother found out about it and my sister was removed from the home and my dad and stepmother seperated for a time. I went with my stepmother.
Unfortunately they got back together, I was lucky enough to be old enough to make it impossible for my father to futher the abuse (though he did contine to try). I never told my stepmother that I was also abused because I was afraid that I too would be sent away.
To this day I feel that I should have spoke up and admitted to the abuse and I feel that I let me sister down because I did not let the family and the world know that she was inocent and that she was not alone in her shame,
Because believe me enough now that I am older and realize that my father was a sick sick sick person I still have shame.
God bless these girls and I pray that they will be able to not let this man and what he did distroy their adult lives and it most certainly has their childhood.

Kissimmee, FL

#2 Feb 6, 2009
to willid... darling you were a child, please do not blame yourself. Always remember that your parents were the ones responsible for protecting you and your sister. It is never too late to tell the truth. It may be what your family needs to heal. I speak from experience that as long as you keep things hidden those who abuse can continue to abuse, they thrive on that secrecy. I am praying for you and your step-sister for healing, grace, and peace. God bless you.

As far as this case is concerned. Both parents need to be imprisoned or committed to a mental institution so that they cannot "endanger" or harm another child.

As a point of fact: There is a saying that children are resiliant.. however, if that were true there would not be so many screwed up adults trying to shake off the effects of incest or abuse from their childhood.

Mankato, MN

#3 May 21, 2009
I to feel the pain of these young girls. I am also a victim of incest abuse. I moved in with my father at a young age after my mom died in a car wreck. On top of the trauma of that I had to grow up being afraid of the man who was supposed to be my only living parent. I was able to get away after I called an aunt and begged her to help me with an abortion. At first she was mad at me (I was 16 at the time) for letting myself become pregnant but once I told her the whole story her heart broke. I begged her not to tell anyone and she didn't. We went on with my life. I am now 25 years old and moved far away from Missouri. I am from only about 30 minutes from Harrisonville and this story has really made me debate the time to come forward. I as well have a 15 year old sister by this man and I am soooo afraid of the same things happening to her. She does not live with him but does have a close relationship with our father and it scares me. Please keep your heads up and don't let this ruin your life anymore. My husband is very supportive and we have a 2 year old boy that I am blessed with everyday. Someday I hope to have the courage to put my father away just like this dirt bag was.
Tye Hacker

Jefferson City, MO

#4 Apr 25, 2010
I know this gir, she goes to my church and all she really needs is prare

Prince Albert, Canada

#5 Feb 28, 2012
I watched this on Dr. Phil today and my heart broke in half for this poor young lady. I can't believe the nightmare she lived thru. I cryed a lot of tears and I noticed people in Dr.Phils audience crying. What a horrible thing to do to your own daughter. Was he sexually abused as a child? Why did he do this to her and not the other daughters? What was going on in his mind to do such a horrible sick twisted thing? I would like alot of answers and I'm sure she would like answers too.

South El Monte, CA

#6 Feb 29, 2012
I can see a woman too scared or ashamed to get help for herself, but to allow that same man to abuse her chid(ren)? That I don't get. She didn't get anywhere near the punishment she deserves. A mother who allows a man to do what Daniel Rinehart did for as long as he did is a mother in name only, certainly not in spirit. And I noticed that all the reports only say the girl was being abused from the age of 13 when she stated on Dr. Phil that the abuse started when she was 5. She obviously was having difficulty with references to the time frame i
which things happened but had a firm grasp of the order in which things happened. That to me indicated that she was kept locked in that trailer for looong periods of time. Just unthinkable.


#7 Jun 7, 2012
I live in Australia, and have just seen this story now, (on Dr. Phil) and am still crying about this absolute nightmare. I am so very sorry for this beautiful girl, aswell as her poor child and sisters. I'm trying to look up the story and see how she is now, and if that monster has been killed/ severely maimed yet..


#8 Jun 7, 2012
Tye Hacker wrote:
I know this gir, she goes to my church and all she really needs is prare
... Are you serious??? This poor lady and her child will need therapy probably for the rest of her life... Prayer alone cannot undo this unthinkable crime!
Friends with Ashley

Kansas City, MO

#9 Jun 22, 2012
Well I personally know this young lady and let me say she is one of the dtrongest young woman I know.. She is a true survivor.. She is moving foward and doing the best she can with what she has been delt.. She is beautiful inside and out.. I hope both her parents rot in hell for what they have done to thier children..

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