7-year-old boy rescued, weighed 25 lbs, ate bugs to survive
By Jay Dillon
A shocking story out of Pennsylvania where police say a 7-year-old boy was beaten, nearly starved, and was eating insects to stay alive. Investigators say when they found the boy last month, they say he looked like a skeleton and weighed only 25 pounds. According to police in Greenville, PA, the boy was apparently being home-schooled and was only allowed outside on the back porch, where he sometimes fed on bugs.One doctor described the boy as the worst case of medical neglect she had ever seen.The boy's mother and grandparents are now charged with several crimes.Three other children living in the house were also removed. Doctors say the boy is on the mend and has gained 20 pounds since June 6.
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