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Woman Charged for Beating Adopted Russian Handicapped Child

Woman Charged for Beating Adopted Russian Handicapped Child
Created: 09.02.2006 12:51 MSK (GMT +3),
Updated: 13:18 MSK,

43-year-old woman from the city of Alfred (ME) has been charged with assault for allegedly beating her four-year-old adopted son from Russia and cutting his ear with a pair of scissors.

Jane Cochran was charged with second-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Her husband, Tim Cochran, 48, was also charged with endangering the child’s welfare, Olean Times Herald reported.

The boy’s physical handicap was that he was born without one arm, the newspaper quoted Alfred state police chief Scott A. Cicirello as saying. He said it was the worst case of child abuse he had seen in 13 years as a police officer.

The woman was arrested after she brought her son to see Father GeneUlrich, pastor of a local church. The pastor called a child abusehotline after he saw the boy’s bruises and other signs of abuse.

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