Lori Vallow’s daughter was allegedly molested by her biological father years before her doomsday-obsessed mom and step-dad were implicated in her disappearance and death — and her mother knew about the abuse, according to newly-surfaced court documents.
The Law & Crime Network said it obtained court documents filed in 2008 during a custody battle between Vallow and her third husband, Joseph Ryan, detailing how a social worker reported that Tylee Ryan, then 5, had told her about the alleged abuse.
“[The therapist] informed us that Tylee reported being happy about the visits with her dad and wanting those visits to continue during their last session,” states the document, filed July 15, 2008, in a Travis County, Texas court.
But “[The therapist] then reported that Tylee added something along the lines of ‘I am scared about overnights,’ ” it continues.
“When [the therapist] questioned her about this, she said something like ‘because Joe molested me and Colby,'” referring to her older brother Colby Ryan.
The filing states that Vallow came in toward the end of the July 1 therapy session and that “Tylee looked at her mother and said ‘I told her.’ ”
It’s unclear if these claims were investigated further by authorities.
During an appearance on Dateline in May, Colby, Vallow’s oldest son, also said that he had been sexually and physically abused by his stepfather.
“He went out of his way to make a point, he would spank me and just did weird things like little hits on the head, thought it was funny,” Colby said.
He then paused before adding: “He was sexually abusive as well.”
Colby said he had confided in his mother about the abuse, and that she had been “devastated.”
“I remember how devastated she was. I can’t imagine that feeling and that’s why I didn’t want to tell her in the beginning,” he said.
Vallow and Ryan were married from 2001 to 2004. The two parents were locked in a contentious child custody battle over Tylee, that lasted up until his death in 2018, in Arizona, which was ruled a heart attack.
Vallow, 46, and her current husband, doomsday-related book author Chad Daybell, have been charged with conspiring to hide or destroy the bodies of Tylee, 17, and her younger brother, 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow.
The kids’ remains were found buried on Daybell’s Idaho property last month. They had been missing since September.
Both Vallow and Daybell, 51, are being held in jail on $1 million bond each.