Girl adopted by Douglas Allen Houtz and Beth Marie Houtz

14-year-old girl adopted by Douglas Allen Houtz and Beth Marie Houtz, was physically abused by her adoptive mother, she was being held  under water, beaten her with hangers and kitchen utensils, and was restraint while being punched in the face.

In December 2007, Marie Houtz accepted a plea agreement with prosecutors. She pleaded no contest in exchange for a two-year suspended prison sentence.

Charges were dismissed against her husband.
Date: 2005-12-31
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother


Stroud, Oklahoma
United States
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