After being found, boy said to judge that his home was a very terrible place. He also said that parents used to beat him every day with a plastic pipe.
After a 11-day search in Detroit boy was found in a basement of his own house.
After being found, boy said to judge that his home was a very terrible place. He also said that parents used to beat him every day with a plastic pipe. He was often forced to rise early in the morning, sometimes even before the dawn. The boy explained that he was isolated from other kids.
Charlie Bothuell is only 13 years old but his life has been really harsh to him. When police found him in June he spoke in public for the first time. Behind the closed basement doors such things as a blanket, cereal box, drink bottles and a bowl with chicken bones were found on the ground next to him.
Charlie explained that he was always expected to do everything perfectly. Charlie looked much older that an average 13-year-old boy. During the interrogation the boy didn’t look at the prosecutor. He wore glasses, was dressed in a white shirt, tie and black pants. He spoke very clearly.
Charlie Bothuell has been studying at home since 2012. He had to woke up at 5 for a protein shake and then workout. The boy tried to run away from his parents at the age of 11 but this attempt was not successful. Police found him almost right away.
Charlie did not have a chance to tell the judge Shannon Holmes about what happened in June as the hearing was ended and delayed till 6 May.
If he didn’t complete his home tasks from parents, Charlie had to stand in the corner with his hands in air. Only they had a right to decide when to stop these severe directions.
Parents defenders claimed the boy was a liar. Detective Sgt. Ken Ducker said that he was surprised to find Charlie. According to his words, he only went to basement to search for some evidence.