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

A Utah man is accused of chaining his young son to a bed.
A Utah man is accused of chaining his young son to a bed.

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.

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