Faye Yager, a mother, has dedicated her life to building a secret community of women fighting to protect their children from the horrific crimes of sexual assault.
She was powerless to stop her young daughter’s father from sexually abusing her. But Faye’s work catapulted child abuse into the national spotlight and reportedly helped keep many girls safe from harm.
Children of the Underground, a documentary, explores the struggles and issues faced by American women defending children’s rights. When The Children of the Underground comes out on August 12, it will reveal exactly what happened to the mothers who had no choice but to flee for the safety of their loved ones.
Who is Faye Yager from Children of the Underground?
Faye Yager, 44, was the driving force behind a secret network that protected thousands of abused children from the court system, which often led them back to their abusers. The court’s decision to send her daughter back to her abusive father reportedly inspired Faye to start such an underground society.
In a vintage image from Children of the Underground, Faye Yager
When the court ruled not to strip the abusive father of custody of the children, Faye set up a network of safe homes for mothers and children. To prevent what happened to her and her daughter from happening to others, she gave the network the name Children of Underground.
To help mothers and their children escape from the men who were harming them, Faye started an underground railway. According to the documentary, Yager advocated for non-custodial parents to kidnap their children to save them and help families resolve to establish new identities.
Where is Faye Yager today?
Yager was accused of emotional abuse and kidnapping the children she was assigned to help, and she was brought to trial in suburban Marietta, Georgia. She resides somewhere, although that is unknown at this time.
Mrs. Yager, the daughter of a West Virginia miner, is now married to a doctor from Atlanta. Although neither party expects the maximum sentence to be applied if found guilty, she is currently on trial and could face up to 60 years in prison.
In the documentary Children of Underground, Yager is portrayed as a crusader, and her organization is seen as the result of a criminal justice system that has failed children in these cases, with allegations of sexual abuse being brought before a family court that was not equipped to handle such serious ones criminal allegations.
The husband and daughter of Faye Yager
Raised in a small town in West Virginia, Faye married Roger Jones at the age of 17 and gave birth to a daughter named Michelle. According to Faye, her ex-husband assaulted Michelle and after accusing him of doing so, she was taken to court and eventually lost custody of their daughter.
Faye is currently married to and living with Atlanta-based doctor Howard Yager. However, her whereabouts are not visible in any public files. However, since her trial is taking place in a Georgian court, we can assume that she is from Georgia in some way.
After separating from Roger, Faye married Durham as her second husband. She later made the decision to divorce Durham because his past had always been used against her.
Sources claim that Faye’s daughter lives in Atlanta, where she frequently visits auto body shops and meets with builders and mechanics.