Oklahoma Couple Accused Of Abusing Children

EL RENO, Okla. (AP) - Canadian County prosecutors have accused a couple of abusing their adopted children and feeding them pet food.  John Kluth and Sonja Kluth each face three counts of child abuse and three counts of child neglect.

A jail spokesman said Wednesday the Kluths had been released on bail, but it wasn't known if they had retained an attorney.  A telephone listing for the couple was disconnected.

It's alleged in court documents that Sonja Kluth burned, struck and strangled her 15-year-old son, and beat and strangled her 11-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter.

She allegedly confined the boys in an underground shelter and gave them only dog food to eat. The girl was fed cat food.

John Kluth is accused of abusing the children and of not protecting them from his wife.