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2 charged in torture of Wisconsin girl who was hit, burned

CUDAHY, Wis. (AP) — Two people have been charged in the torture of a 15-year-old Wisconsin girl who was burned, beaten and forced to stay in an empty room for months.

Authorities were called to a home in Cudahy earlier this month in response to a report of a teenage girl throwing boiling water on another teen. The investigation found the victim in tattered, soiled clothes and with multiple injuries.

According to a criminal complaint, other young people in the home hit the victim with a metal pole and belt, burned her with water and used zip ties to restrain her. They also withheld food and water for days.

Prosecutors charged a man and woman, saying they allowed the abuse.

The girl told investigators the victim was pulled from school in November of 2017 and restricted in her room for the last few months. When she was found, she didn’t know it was the month of December.

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