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Kory McFarren Charged in Toilet Seat Case

Posted by shadmia on March 21, 2008


Kory McFarren, 37, of Ness City, Kansas has been charged with the mistreatment of a dependent adult after calling the police for help with his 35-year-old girlfriend Pam Babcock who, according to reports has spent the last 2 years in his bathroom. She was found stuck to the toilet seat so firmly that she was taken to hospital with the seat still attached to her body.

At the urging of Sheriff Bryan Whipple, who responded to the call and had to use a pry bar to remove the seat from the toilet to get Babcock out of the bathroom, Ness County Attorney Craig Crosswhite accused Kory McFarren of criminally mistreating his girlfriend. Crosswhite said McFarren’s first court appearance would be sometime in April.

“I looked at the statutes and spoke to the Attorney General’s Office,” he said. “This was a very unusual set of circumstances and this is the law that most closely applied.”

When officers arrived at the couple’s home, they found Pam Babcock, 35, had developed open sores that adhered her to the toilet seat. They believed she’d been sitting on the toilet for about a month. McFarren told authorities that Babcock feared leaving the bathroom and may not have left it in two years. He said she was afraid of seeing her relatives.

“I don’t know how long she was in the bathroom she has a fear of coming out, most of that fear of coming out is her relatives she don’t want to see them, she’s afraid if she comes out she will see them,” McFarren said.

Well, one of Babcock’s relatives has come forward to talk about the case. Carmen McNamara is Pam Babcock’s cousin. McNamera says Pamela was close to her family until 15 years ago when she went to live with McFarren. She fears McFarren manipulated Pamela and perhaps hid her. She points out that “His neighbors don’t even know she exists how sickening is that, they didn’t even know he had a girlfriend what does that say?”

Neighbors agree they didn’t know she was there. “I’ve never even seen a female there, it’s disturbing something like this could happen,” neighbors said after finding out what happened there.

She also asks one important question that so far has not been answered: “How in the world could someone let her stay there for 2 years and not get help of some kind from somewhere?” Click here to see the interview and video clip.

“We love Pamela to death.,” says McNamara. “Her family loves her very, very much. I, like a lot of others right now, think there’s more to this story that Mr. McFarren isn’t telling.” McNamara continues, “We would send letters and telephone and anything to get in touch with her. We’d physically go to her residence and he would tell us that she doesn’t want to see or talk to her family. And eventually, SHE would tell us that.”

McNamara says her family has been worried sick about Babcock for years. They had no clue what she was enduring. McNamera says Pamela had no history of mental illness and as far as she knows, there was no family abuse.

“Do you call it brainwashing?” McNamara asks. “What do you call it when you have a family member who’s now an adult and they used to always love their family, love spending time with you. Now, all of a sudden, she’s moved in with someone and won’t see us.”

Meanwhile, Pam Babcock continues to refuse an interview with police. Whipple said doctors have been able to conduct a mental evaluation, although he has not received the results. Barring an interview with Babcock, the sheriff’s office has completed its investigation after interviewing McFarren, medical personnel and relatives of both Babcock and McFarren. The case now is in the hands of Ness County Attorney Craig Crosswhite.


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5 Responses to “Kory McFarren Charged in Toilet Seat Case”

  1. April Yakish said

    Well lets hope Craig Crosswhite does something with this case. My husband was attacked from behind for no reason, hit with a beer bottle, in the back of the head witch left him nocked out cool on the ground, and had to be taken to the hospital by the ambulance. While there he had exrays, stiches,and a neck brace put on. This all happened back in September of 2007, papers have been prossed and my husband has signed papers to charge him with battery (cause thats the strongest charge Craig will give him, even though we feal it should be assualt and battery charge) and yet nothing has happened. I think the only reason Craig has even bothered with it is because my husband contius to call him reminding him of the case. Do to this insudent my husband now has to spend the rest of his life with an infection in is blood because of an infection he got as a result of the enjurys he supstained from that night. Oh did I mention that Craig is related to the indvidul that did this to my husband.

  2. Sam Houston said

    LOL! Let’s see here. A. Y. before you try to but on your big girl pants and become a lawyer who knows everything, you might want to start by going back to 1st grade where most of us learned how to spell. Is “enjurys” (injury) the way some dumb hick spells. It must be because I couldn’t find it in the dictionary. And when you Knock some one out cold you don’t nocked them. Hmm, let’s see I bet you didn’t even graduate high school but yet you are smart enough to know what assault and battery is “Oh you even misspelled assualt.” My god I could go on forever about your intelligence but what would be the point you probably only have a 2nd grade reading level under your belt. All the misspelled words
    nocked, stiches, prossed, feal, assualt, contius, insudent, enjurys, supstained, indvidul. 10 total.

  3. Stephanie said

    However, she did spell ambulance correctly. And I feel that the highest sign of unintelligence is the need to pick on others to make yourself feel superior. If you are secure in your own intelligence, then I really see no need to pick on someone less fortunate. You come across as mean and very insecure, as well as immature. A.Y., I sincerely hope that this situation works out for your family. Best of luck!

  4. Paul said

    Stephanie, are you related to April???

  5. David said

    April, I empathize with you and your husband. Nobody ever wants to be treated as though they are irrelevant. Hopefully, your issues will be addressed to your satisfaction.

    Sam, clearly you’re picking on a woman who is distraught. She has surmised that their plight is not being addressed properly. Her husband will suffer for the rest of his life because of the actions of another. Your actions are cowardly. Incidentally, you made a blunder in your typing/spelling as well. Check your 1st sentence. The pot should never call the kettle black.

    Stephanie, you hit the nail right on the head. God bless you.

    Paul, get a life. If she is related to her, what’s it to you?

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