Missouri Teen Found Handcuffed, Hungry in Basement

The 17-year-old boy says he was kept in the basement since being taken out of school on Sept. 27.
1:28 | 02/07/13

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-- -- very nice very. Friendly want to deny everything about you you know. Nazi -- came in clinics. Fox Ashley -- got to know the -- because Ashley baby sister cousins kids and they live right next door to the boy they are befriended him. Actually says she was shocked to find out the boy was seventeen because she says he seemed younger in behavior and stature. Actually his cousin became concerned when she hadn't seen the boys since September. And social and asked -- -- -- that he was out of town. -- brother came over Sunday night and told her that use our current house arrest. Handcuffed and -- in the basement. Ashley's hasn't called the child abuse hotline on Monday police and social workers arrived and here's how police reports describe what they found. The boy's stepmother answered the door and said the boy was asleep in the basement. As police went down the steps to the dark basement they heard a voice saying I didn't do anything I didn't do anything I didn't do anything. When they turn on the lights they saw the boy in a fetal position handcuffed to a steel support -- He told the investigators his -- -- taken him out of school on September 27. The -- says he was barely fed and punished for seeking out more food. Actually saw the teen is he was taken to an ambulance. He -- himself honestly. Very and lost a lot of weight when he was. But it blossom time it was sad.

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