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Boy found in basement was abused by father, stepmom, petition says
Boy found in basement was abused by father, stepmom, petition says

The 12-year-old Detroit boy, Charlie Bothuell V, who was reported missing and then discovered hidden in his family's basement was beaten with a PVC pipe so severely by his father that he was covered in scars and too sore to sit, according to a petition submitted in court Thursday by Michigan’s child-welfare agency. The state agency wants to terminate the parental rights of the boy's father and stepmother and put him in the care of his biological mother, according to the petition by the Michigan Department of Human Services that was published online by a local TV station. The petition sheds light on the circumstances leading up to the reported disappearance of the boy, the subsequent...

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