Mother Allegedly Chained Son to Prevent Getting Into Trouble

Police arrest single parent for her extreme measures to keep her child out of trouble.
1:46 | 07/20/13

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Police allege -- Navarro was worried about her ten year old son getting into trouble so while -- work the 37 year old is suspected of raping this chain around his lakes and locking it to keep them from leaving their apartment in Santa -- She thinks he may be getting -- -- hanging out the wrong crowd. Possibly. Going to get involved in criminal activity so. Apparently this was her last resort. Yesterday before noon some neighbors noticed the ten year old outside the apartment police allege his mother left him inside in his underwear but he managed to pull Jean shorts apple over the -- Both lakes through one apparently could. -- -- -- Obviously if -- can want and you get tired so he'd sit down and then get back up and and my mom asked him where you -- -- instead. Unclaimed salute my friend's house so they can lock me. Witnesses say the boy -- -- this tree and was lying on the ground a passer by noticed him and knocked on Jose Salinas is door to ask for help -- effects on the ground I don't get ugly. See a lot of Peter -- and described it chains around his ankles Baum they've noticed that his parents. When there were on they look like a good one -- -- Salinas went to get bolt cutters as police arrived authorities -- Navarro has two other children one in school and a younger child who was with the baby sitter. Police say Navarro told officers she could not afford to pay to babysit two children. Navarro in custody accused of willful cruelty to a child from a parent of three and I can't experience -- And honestly it's. All the way to -- his entire -- but there's alternatives. Shaq when your kid into. House left alone at ten it is a criminal act this is Eileen prayer reporting.

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