NEW COLUMBIA, Pa. (WNEP) -- A woman in Union County is charged with the horrific abuse of a child.
Melissa Keister, 37, of New Columbia, is charged with child endangerment, neglect, and reckless endangerment.
Police say Keister starved the girl, not allowing her to eat for long periods of time and making her drink vinegar until she vomited if she was caught sneaking food.
Investigators say the child was also forced to stay within a taped square in her bedroom with an alarm on the door.
Keister is also accused of hitting the girl and banging her head on the corner of a desk.