Texas Couple Accused Of Forcing Boy, 9, To Live In Locked Box

GALVESTON (April 4, 2013)--A Galveston man and his wife were in custody Thursday in Las Vegas, accused of forcing the man’s 9-year-old son at times to live in a locked wooden box.

The two were held without bond Thursday, charged with unlawful restraint and injury to a child, Clark County, Nev., jail records show.

They were arrested Wednesday after a grand jury indicted them in March.

Galveston police say the boy ran from home away last July.

Child Protective Services officials placed him in foster care.

A police affidavit said the family's home was searched for evidence of possible child pornography.

Investigators located an 8-by-6 foot particleboard box in the laundry room, authorities said.