Teen in Kansas found 'handcuffed to a pole' after being held in basement 'since September'
A teenager in Northland, Kansas, has been found handcuffed to a pole in the basement of his home police have said.
Officers were called to a home in the 4000 block of North Wheeling Avenue on Monday afternoon by a social worker.
According to reports the Department of Family Services were informed that a boy was chained to a steel bar in the basement.
The police incident report says they met a woman who identified herself as the boy's stepmother.
When they asked to speak to the boy the woman told them he was downstairs and she would get him. The officers then reportedly asked the woman to stay where she was and entered the dark basement.
On entering the basement officers heard someone saying, "I didn't do anything. I didn't do anything. I didn't do anything."
Police reported that when they turned on the light, they saw a "frail-looking male getting out of the foetal position on the concrete floor."
Officers found the boy, who is thought to be between fourteen and seventeen, handcuffed to a pole and wearing dirty clothes.
The police report says the boy told officers that he had been kept in the basement since his father had taken him out of school on September 27.
He also told police he had not been fed much and after escaping from the basement in October had been handcuffed to the bed.
According to reports the boy then took the bed apart and tried to use a rail to break open a door in November to get food, but was not successful. After that he was then handcuffed to the steel pole.
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