3 people in custody for teen handcuffed to pole

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police say three people are in custody and charges could be filed by day’s end in connection with a teenager who was found handcuffed to a steel pole in his basement last week.

Police spokeswoman Sgt. Marisa Barnes says the three were taken into custody Monday afternoon, but no names or details about the arrests were provided. The case has been turned over to the Clay County prosecutor’s office.

The 17-year-old was found Feb. 4 after a neighbor contacted a social services agency and said she suspected a boy was being abused. Police found him in the dark basement curled in a fetal position and appearing frail.

He told investigators he had been kept in the basement since late September after his father pulled him out of school.

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