There's a 45-year-old woman named Kristine Barnett in Lafayette, Indiana.And back in May of 2010, she and her 43-year-old husband Michael Barnett agreed to an emergency adoption of a six-year-old girl from Ukraine named Natalia.
Well in 2013, Kristine and Michael moved to Canada, and they left Natalia behind.
The authorities just tracked them down last week and arrested them for neglect of a dependent.
BUT they say this isn't what it seems.They say they didn't abandon their nine-year-old they say they figured out their daughter was actually a 22-YEAR-OLD DWARF who was POSING as a child.
And they also say she was a sociopath who tried to poison Kristine and push her into an electric fence, and once attacked a baby
The Barnetts say they're not sure why they were arrested, since they went to court to argue to legally change the girl's age a few years ago . . . and witnesses testified that their daughter was really an adult.
Natalia was in a psychiatric treatment facility, but a few years back, she left . . . and now, no one knows where she is.
And by the way, if all of this sounds like a movie . . . the horror movie "Orphan" from 2009 featured this exact scenario.