7-year-old girl adopted from China by Keith Luke Krause and his wife, Katie Rae Krause. The girl suffered a seizure at home and was taken to the hospital, where she was found to have fractures in the ring and middle finger on her left hand, rectal bleeding, abrasions, a pelvic fracture, and weighed just 28 pounds. The girl also had two different subdural hematomas.
The girl told investigators that her punishments included doing jumping jacks for 15 minutes, running, or taking a cold bath or shower, and said she would eat crumbs off the table because she was hungry and is sometimes punished for it. The girl recalled one specific incident where she had fallen down outside. Her mother took her to the bathroom to wash the dirt off her arm and held her arm under hot water for 5 minutes. The girl said she told her mother the water was too hot and that “it was burning,” and skin came off.
The adoptive parents were charged with one count each of felony child neglect and were sentenced to two months in jail and probation.