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

CUDAHY, Wis. – 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 on 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 juveniles 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.

The New York Times reports prosecutors charged the girl’s father and stepmother, Kevin Michael Boon, 47, and Felicia Boon, 34, saying they allowed the abuse.

They each face six charges, including chronic neglect of a child, physical abuse of a child and false imprisonment. They are both out on a $10,000 bail.

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

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