10-year-old girl beaten, dragged by car in NY; 4 charged

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Gary Bubis Jr. (left), Brandy Shaver (middle) and Shawn Whaley (right) have all been charged with second-degree assault of a 10-year-old girl. (Oswego County Sheriff's Office)

ALBION, N.Y.  — Police say a 10-year-old central New York girl was beaten repeatedly, served food doused in hot sauce and dragged behind a vehicle.

Four adults were arrested after the girl escaped from a home in the Oswego County town of Albion on Wednesday and asked a neighbor for help.

The sheriff’s office said the abuse began in April; the girl was beaten with fists, feet and an “implement” and spent days working outside without water or bathroom access. Authorities say that once she was forced to run with a heavy backpack, then tied to a car and dragged.

Deputies say she was hospitalized.

Three adults who lived at the home were charged with assault and remanded to jail. A woman was charged with endangering the welfare of a child.