Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

Chaining 6-year-old: Utah man accused of chaining son to bed

See also

When the phrase "chaining 6-year-old" is trending, then there is something seriously wrong somewhere. Authorities have filed child abuse charges against a Utah man on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, after they found his six-year-old son chained to a metal bed frame while the man was away at work, according to The Inquisitr.

The police in the city of Logan, Utah, went to the man's home around 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning after they received an anonymous tip about the abuse to the boy. Upon arriving at the home, the police found the boy there alone with a chain that was attached to a metal bed-frame and then padlocked to his ankle.

Logan City Police Chief Gary Jensen gave a statement saying the boy did have access to some snacks and also water. The chain also was "just long enough" so that the boy could reach the bathroom.

The name of the man has not yet been revealed so that the identity of the minor child will not be revealed. No other children or the mother of the child are believed to have been living in the home.

Police arrested the 28-year-old man for chaining his 6-year-old to the bed and booked him into the Cache County Jail on four counts of child abuse.

The man does have a past record upon being convicted of theft and forgery in 2009, and then arrested in 2011 upon breaking the terms of his probation.

Police Chief Jensen said that the child appeared to be in good health, but further evaluations were to be conducted. He was put into the custody of child welfare services.



  • Baseball Hall of Fame
    The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown welcomes six new inductees
  • 2012 do-over
    If we were to re-do the 2012 election, a new poll suggests Romney would win
  • Boko Haram
    Boko Haram kidnaps the wife of the vice prime minister of Cameroon
    World News
  • Ceasefire breaks
    Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu claims Hamas broke another brief ceasefire
  • Close call with CME
    Scientists tell how Earth survived a giant solar flare back in 2012
  • Comic-Con
    What's going on at Comic-Con? Get all the latest updates here