LOGAN, Utah (June 11, 2014) A 6-year-old boy who found chained to a bed while his father was at work probably was shackled in the same way each of the past 10 days since school ended, authorities in Logan, Utah, said.
Officers believe the boy's father chained him to the bed post each day when he left for work, unchaining him when he got home, Logan City Police Chief Gary Jensen said.
Jensen says the boy had some water and snacks and just enough slack to reach the bathroom.
The boy’s 28-year-old father was booked into Cache County Jail on four counts of child abuse.
The boy has been placed in custody of state child protective services.
Police are investigating whether the man's live-in girlfriend knew about what was going on.