Brandy Shraver is one of four arrested for allegedly abusing a ten-year-old girl
A ten-year-old girl was beaten, starved and dragged along a dirt road with a rope attached to a car in a sickening abuse case.
Four people including the girl's mum Leslieann Raeder, 34, her boyfriend Gary Bubis Jr., 37, his sister Brandy, 18, and her boyfriend Shawn Whaely, 23, have been arrested.
Police say the young girl has been tormented since April at her home in Albion, New York, but she finally managed to flee to a neighbour's house this week.
According to sheriff's deputies, the girl was only fed one meal a day that was covered in hot sauce.
She was forced to sneak in her own food to survive and was made to run for her tormentors' amusement.
If she didn't go fast enough, they would bump her with the car they were following her in or tie her to it with a rope to make her go quicker, Oswego County Sheriff's deputies said.
Before making her sprint, the girl was loaded up with heavy backpacks.
The adults also allegedly kept the girl outside without access to hot water or a bathroom and beat her with a newspaper if she did not follow their twisted orders.
The abusive practices were just passed off as punishments and disciplining techniques, police said.
Oswego County Undersheriff Eugene Sullivan told CNY Central: "Her offences amounted to sneaking food, trying to get food. This is awful. This whole thing is just awful.
"I still can't wrap my brain around it. "
The girl's mum is the only one facing child abuse charges, while the others were charged with assault in the second degree.
Bubis is also accused of harming a three-year-old who police say he scalded with hot water.
The ten-year-old lived in the home with the three-year-old and a 12-year-old but police say she had been singled out.
All three children are now living with other relatives.
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