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U.S. court sentences couple for abusing adopted Russian child

WASHINGTON, June 20 (RIA Novosti) - A U.S. court sentenced an American couple for abusing their adopted 4-year-old handicapped son from Russia to four and two months in jail respectively, prosecutors said.

Jane Cochran, 43, from Alfred (ME) was charged with second-degree assault in February after allegedly beating up and even cutting off part of the boy's ear with a pair of scissors in summer 2005. The foster mother said she had become infuriated because the boy could not say his prayers in English.

Her husband, Timothy Cochran, 48, was accused of endangering the child and not reporting the domestic violence, prosecutors said....

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