Police: Utah man chained 6-year-old son to bed every day for 10 days before he left for work

Utah authorities say a 6-year-old boy found chained to a bed while his father was at work probably was shackled like that each of the past 10 days since school ended.

Logan City Police Chief Gary Jensen says they believe the boy's father chained him to the bed post each day when he left for work, unchaining him when he got home.

Jensen says the boy had some water and snacks and just enough slack to reach the bathroom.

The 28-year-old father was booked into Cache County Jail on four counts of child abuse. The Associated Press is not naming the man to avoid identifying the child.

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.


Information from: The Herald Journal,