Mayor speaks out after child found starved in Greenville home

GREENVILLE, Pa. (WKBN) – The discovery of an abused and starving boy inside a home in Greenville has shaken the small community to its core.

A 7-year-old boy was discovered inside a North Street home weighing only 25 pounds and eating insects to stay alive.

Greenville Mayor Joshua D. Stephens released a statement late Monday in regards to the horrific discovery.

“My thoughts and prayers, as well as the thoughts and prayers of the residents of this town, go out to the victims of this incident. I believe that the affidavit of probable cause speaks for itself. I commend the Greenville/West Salem Police Department and the Mercer County Children and Youth Services for their diligent investigation into this matter,” Stephens stated in a news release.

To read Mayor Stephens’ complete statement, click here.

The boy’s mother, 28-year-old Mary Rader, and the grandparents Dennis and Deanna Beighly, were charged with several crimes including assault, false imprisonment and unlawful restraint of a minor.

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