Suffer the Little Children

Episode 32: Maxwell Schollenberger

October 6, 2020

On May 26, 2020, police entered a Pennsylvania home and found the emaciated body of a 12-year-old boy in a bedroom with no light, only a bed for furniture, and every surface caked with feces. After a three-month investigation, Scott Schollenberger and Kimberly Maurer were arrested on murder charges, both accused of holding Scott’s son, Maxwell, in captivity for years with no light, no medical care, no schooling, and little access to food or water. 

Many have wondered: why wasn’t Max’s biological mother involved in his life, and why hasn’t she spoken publicly about the years her son suffered in his father’s custody?

Max’s mother herself will answer those questions in this episode. She talked to me at length about what Max was like as a little boy, her experiences during and after her relationship with Scott, the myriad factors that caused her to become separated from her beloved son, and how she plans to keep Max's memory alive.

This is the heartbreaking story of Maxwell Schollenberger.

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