Woman charged with child endangerment after allegedly starving, beating girl 09/17/2019 11:02 am PDT Comments WNEP via WNEP: 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. MORE: Woman Charged with Child Endangerment After Allegedly Starving and Beating Child - WNEP #ChildAbuse #ChildEndangerment #ChildNeglect #Pennsylvania #WNEP Related Stories Prosecutors to seek death penalty for man accused of killing sister, niece Couple went on spending spree after accidental deposit of $120K in account Couple charged after police say they faked the birth, death of a child Man jailed for kissing, menacing coworker on second day on the job Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.