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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged the 18-year-old stepbrother of a severely malnourished Wisconsin girl with repeatedly sexually assaulting her beginning around her 10th birthday.

Dane County prosecutors on Thursday also filed felony child abuse and other charges against the 15-year-old girl’s father and stepmother. The girl told police the couple had kept her confined to the basement since 2006 and that they beat her, starved her and forced her to eat feces.

A motorist spotted the girl Feb. 6 walking barefoot in pajamas near her home and called police.

The girl weighed just 70 pounds and the doctor who examined her determined she was severely malnourished.

Prosecutors say the girl’s stepbrother first sexually assaulted her around December 2006, then again from February 2009 to February 2010.

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