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Posted on 06/28/2014 12:05:43 PM PDT by Morgana
FULL TITLE: 'Don't come out, whatever you hear': 12-year-old Detroit boy missing nearly two weeks claims stepmother hid him in the basement of his family's condo
The stepmother of the 12-year-old Detroit boy missing for 11 days until being found in the basement of his father's home knew he was down there, police have revealed.
Monique Dillard-Bothuell barricaded young Charlie Bothuell V behind boxes and told him 'not to come out, no matter what he hears,' the boy told police, according to court documents filed after she was arrested Thursday.
Prosecutors also revealed the boy's body is covered in scars from prior abuse, including one sustained from father Charlie Bothuell IV 'driving a PVC pipe into his chest' as punishment for a transgression, authorities said.
Investigators found a bloody PVC pipe in the home, and 'Mr. Bothuell disclosed physically disciplining Charlie V with [it],' police said.
Blood found on the boy's clothes has not immediately been explained, but the reportedly abusive father's lawyer claimed to police it was from eczema.
'He scratched it like crazy,' said attorney Mark Magidson.
The boy, who was found stashed behind 'boxes and totes,' also claimed his stepmother would not bring him food, according to the Detroit Free-Press, which reviewed the court petition.
'Charlie reports sneaking upstairs to get food when everyone left the home,' the filing said.
A separate petition filed in juvenile court further detailed the boy's treatment in the house of horrors.
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Just like with the IRS there is much more to be learned.
These Satanic child abusers should be hanged by the neck until dead.
Everything about this story is bizarre and confusing.
And I think the dad is a bad actor.
Been done before but the last time there was a lot more pizzazz. Had flying saucer-like craft chase. "Balloon Boy" ALIVE (VIDEO): 6-Year-Old Falcon Heene Was Never In The Aircraft
OMG that hurts my heart. I hope they get him into a decent home where he can get enough love to heal those wounds.
Willis hears the news coverage and says, " I remember this from when I was a kid. The boy is alright. He's hiding in that barn behind the well. He and his friends were playing a joke, and it just got out of hand." And of course this turns out to be true. The film does a nice turn on the question of: "Are the crazy people crazy? Or are the sane people crazy?"
Pretty sure the father knew too. Watching his facial expressions on Nancy Grace he didn’t seem to be too convincing that he was surprised.
if you have what could be described as a problem child or are unable to care for a child you can drop that child off at any police or fire station.
But to abuse a child?
“he didnt seem to be too convincing that he was surprised.”
I thought he seemed surprised, in the wrong sort of way. If you know what I mean.
I'll bet if you cast your shadow on her she'd be all over you in a New York minute..... biting, scratching and pounding your whitey head.
I don’t think they’re welfare bums. The father seems to be well spoken and educated. He owns some sort of consulting business and was home schooling the kid.
LOL! I agree!
Scum of the earth.