An Iowa teen girl was drop-kicked by her adoptive brother down a flight of basement stairs before being tortured for days by other family members. Authorities say 16-year-old Sabrina Ray was starved and tortured to death by her adopted family.
According to the Des Moines Register, five people have been charged in connection with her death.
Sabrina’s adoptive brother, Justin Dale Ray, 21, and Sabrina's adoptive grandmother, Carla Bousman, 62, were arrested Wednesday as alleged accomplices.
Bousman (pictured, above) is accused of assisting in kidnapping and torturing Sabrina, who was disabled. The grandmother is also accused of torturing two other adopted girls in the home. Additionally, Bousman allegedly helped cover up Sabrina's May 12 death and the girls' injuries.
A niece, Josie Raye Bousman, 20, has also been charged after she allegedly admitted she helped injure Sabrina. According to the Des Moines Register she also helped keep the teen confined and denied her food and water.
Sabrina weighed only 56 pounds when she was found. According to ABC Affiliate KCRG, court documents show that after the adoptive brother drop-kicked Sabrina down the basement staircase, the teen suffered serious injury and was unable to walk, talk, eat or drink.
Sabrina's adoptive parents, Marc and Misty Ray, already face multiple felony charges in her death and the alleged abuse of two other teenage girls. The couple ran a daycare out of their home. Court filings allege that three girls adopted out of foster care were tortured and deprived of food and water.
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