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Police say western Pa. boy nearly starved to death

July 19, 2014
Associated Press

GREENVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Police say a western Pennsylvania boy was nearly starved to death, beaten regularly and resorted to catching insects to eat during brief times he was allowed outside his home.

The Sharon Herald reported (http://bit.ly/1mZW530 ) Saturday that the boy's mother and grandparents face multiple charges after the child was found looking like a human skeleton in a Greenville home.

The mother, 28-year-old Mary Rader of Greenville, and the grandparents who also lived in the home, Dennis and Deana Beighley, were charged this week with assault, unlawful restraint of a minor, false imprisonment, endangering a child's welfare and conspiracy. Court records don't list defense attorneys and a home phone couldn't be located.

The paper says the boy weighed 25 pounds when taken to a hospital last month. He's since gained 20 pounds.

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Information from: The Herald, http://www.sharon-herald.com

 
 

 

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