Abuse charges filed against owners of southwest Missouri girls ranch

CEDAR COUNTY, Mo. – The Attorney General’s Office charges the owners of a southwest Missouri girls ranch with dozens of counts of abuse.

The state started investigating Circle of Hope Girls’ Ranch and Boarding School after allegations of physical, mental, and sexual abuses started to arise from former residents.

In August 2020, State officials removed around 20 girls from the facility. State investigators served a search warrant on September 1st, 2020. The alleged incidents happened from 2017 to 2020.

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt will stream his press conference live on social media today at noon, March 10, 2021.

The state charged owner Boyd Householder with 80 felony counts and owner Stephanie Householder with 22 felony counts.

KOAM’s Zachary Dodge has been following the story and will have an update this evening on KOAM News.

You can read previous articles on the Circle of Hope Girls Ranch investigation here:

The owners daughter Amanda Householder said in a TikTok posted Wednesday morning she never thought her parents would be held accountable.

@exposingagapeboysranchI’m okay! #exposingcircleofhope #ifb #cult #fyp #troubledteenindustry #iseeyousurvivor♬ original sound – Amanda Householder

Householder Stephanie And Boyd