Three women in New Jersey are accused of placing an electric shock dog collar around a 13-year-old's neck and depriving her food and clothing for several years.
The almost unbelievable case of alleged child abuse took place at a home in Stratford Township. The teen girl managed to finally break free and run to a neighbor's home for help, with the collar still around her neck.
The girl alleged that her relatives would shock her as a form of punishment.
Police were called by the neighbor, and the teen was taken to the hospital for an evaluation. She is now in foster care.
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Three of the of girls' relatives have been charged with aggravated assault, child neglect and child endangerment. It was not immediately clear if the relatives had hired an attorney.