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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 01:17 AM

Northland teen, handcuffed in his basement, is rescued

Kansas City police this week found a mentally challenged 17-year-old boy handcuffed to a steel pole in his basement and curled into a fetal position on the concrete floor.

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The teen’s stepmother answered the door and told police she would go downstairs to wake him. Police asked her to stay upstairs while they checked on the teen.

Police reports gave this account:

The officers went down a flight of wooden stairs into a dark basement.

“I didn’t do anything!” a voice from the darkness called out. “I didn’t do anything! I didn’t do anything!”

The officers switched on the lights and saw the frail teenager wearing dirty clothes and curled around the pole. The teen lifted himself to his knees. Officers noted that he was “very thin,” with sunken cheeks and a look of desperation in his eyes.

The officers consoled the teen and removed the cuffs.

The shivering teen rubbed his wrists, told officers his name and asked for his jacket and shoes. He had just a few thin blankets to lie on and use for covers, according to the police reports.

He said he had been locked in the basement since Sept. 27, when his father removed him from his high school, where he was a sophomore, reportedly to home-school him. At first, the teen could roam freely in the basement, he told police. But because he was hungry, he found a way out to get food, angering his father.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/02/06/4051305/teen-handcuffed-in-his-basement.html#storylink=cpy

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proud2BlibKansan Feb 2013 OP
Rowdyboy Feb 2013 #1
Liberal_in_LA Feb 2013 #10
Col U Feb 2013 #2
Historic NY Feb 2013 #3
leftynyc Feb 2013 #4
onethatcares Feb 2013 #5
malaise Feb 2013 #6
proud2BlibKansan Feb 2013 #7
OregonBlue Feb 2013 #8
proud2BlibKansan Feb 2013 #9

Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 02:00 AM

1. Sick and evil people who deserve whatever punishment they recieve.

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Response to Rowdyboy (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:36 PM

10. +1

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 03:21 AM

2. Some people should not be parents

He may get the help he needs now.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 04:57 AM

3. Locked up because he ate a whole bowl of fruit...

the kid was crafty enough to get lose from being handcuffed to a bed..this is disgusting.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 05:20 AM

4. WTF is wrong with some people?

This is the way they treat their child? Lock them up, throw away the key - these animals have no business spending even one more day in freedom.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:37 AM

5. and sterilize them

they have no right to have other children.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:53 AM

6. Unspeakable cruelty

Sometimes I think punishment should be locking up said parents in similar conditions.

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Response to malaise (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 10:15 AM

7. Works for me.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:54 PM

8. How much you wanna bet they were "good Christians".

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Response to OregonBlue (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:11 PM

9. No doubt.

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