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Adopted Child Testifies Against Yukon Couple In Child Abuse Case

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A child testified against his adopted parents in Canadian County. The Yukon couple is accused of beating, burning, and cutting their three adopted children. John and Sonja kluth are each charged with six counts of child abuse and neglect.

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The oldest child, a 16-year-old son took the stand and while facing his adoptive parents told the court the countless ways he remembers being abused in the Kluth home.

The child told the courtroom for punishment Sonja Kluth would take a mallet and have any of her three adoptive children put their hands or feet on a cutting board and then use "great force" to bash them.

The child explained he has scars including whip marks on his hands, "a reminder on his big toe," a deformed finger, and a shriveled pinky, knife point marks and burn marks.

The child swiveled in his chair as he explained how Sonja Kluth heated a spoon and then "made him pull down his pants saying she was going to burn his genitals and bottom."

The child testified Kluth burned his side, back, and bottom. The child says he and his siblings were also put in dog crates and sprayed with urine as punishment for wetting their pants because they were waiting for permission from the Kluths to use the restroom.

The other two adoptive children are listed as witnesses. We are told they are expected to testify on Wednesday.

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