Three students from China have been sentenced to years in prison after the U.S. prosecutors said they kidnapped and bullied a Chinese classmate.
The defendants were sentenced to 13, 10 and 6 years behind bars respectively.
Prosecutors said the three took their Chinese peer to a park where she was stripped, beaten, punched, kicked, spat on and burned with cigarettes.
In a statement, one of the three defendants said living so far from her parents played a role in her actions.
She said parents in China are well-meaning and send their kids thousands of miles away with no supervision and too much freedom. She said that is a formula for disaster.