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New details on Greenville boy found last week starved and beaten

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GREENVILLE, Pa. -

New details about a seven-year-old Greenville boy who was found last week starved and beaten.

Police reports describe the child as a "human skeleton" and "the worst case of medical neglect" seen at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Complaints against the mother and grandparents of the boy tell a disturbing story. According to the reports, the unnamed child weighed just 25 pounds. He was "only fed small portions of tuna fish and eggs" and "he was beaten frequently with a belt, especially when he was caught sneaking food; usually peanut butter and bread."

He was removed from Greenville schools in 2013 to be home schooled. At home, "he was not permitted out of the house except on the back porch where he would catch bugs and sometimes eat them."

Dr. Jennifer Wolford, a child's advocate at the UPMC Children's Hospital, tells investigators that "unless you go back to data found from concentration camps, it is impossible to know what his long term intelligence will be."

Wolford says in the reports it may take"1-2 years" for the victim to "catch up."

The boy's mother, 28-year-oldMary Rader, and the grandparents, who lived with them, Dennis and Deana Beighley are charged with assault, unlawful restraint of a minor, false imprisonment, endangering a child's welfare and conspiracy.

According to court documents, the three were released on an unsecured bond of $75,000.


 

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