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4 arrested, charged in case of alleged child abuse

The investigation started when the alleged victim escaped from a home in Albion and ran to a neighbor’s house, the Oswego County’s sheriff’s office told WSYR.

The sheriff’s office has charged Gary Bubis Jr., 37, Shawn Whaley, 23, and Brandy Shaver 18, with second-degree assault. A fourth person, Leslieann Raeder, 34, is charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

Law enforcement officials said the 10-year-old child had bruises, abrasions and rope burns, WSYR reported.

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A second child who is 3 was also later found with burns to his hand. Police said that Bubis pushed the hand of the child into boiling water. Bubis is also charged with second-degree assault.

Police said that one child was told to beat the other with a rolled-up newspaper that was wrapped with electrical tape because they thought that the child could not be criminally charged, WSYR reported.

The older child was allegedly only given one meal a day and was allegedly barred from using the bathroom. 

He was also allegedly taken to a local state park where police said that he was forced to carry three weighted backpacks and a pillowcase and forced to run for what is being described as hours. If he didn’t run fast enough, police said that the child was either bumped by a car one of the adults was driving or was dragged behind the car, tied to it with rope, WSYR reported.

The sheriff’s office said that additional charges could be filed.

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