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  • 7 February 2013, 7:55

Teen Found Handcuffed In Parents' Basement

A frail 17-year-old boy has been found handcuffed to a pole in the basement of his parents' home in Missouri.

According to a police report, an officer and social worker found the teenager after receiving a tip-off.

On entering the basement, they heard someone cry out: "I didn't do anything. I didn't do anything. I didn't do anything."

Police say the boy said he had been confined to the basement since his father took him out of school in Kansas City in September. They say he looked very thin for his height.

The report does not disclose the name of the teen or his family.

Police said they are still investigating and have not yet submitted a report to prosecutors to consider possible charges.