KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A suburban Kansas City judge has ruled a 17-year-old who was found handcuffed to a steel pole in the basement of his home this week will stay with a foster family for now.
The teen spoke at a probable cause hearing Thursday morning. His father also was there and asked for a lawyer, but did not make comments.
Clay County juvenile court officer Alan Gremli says the boy is happy with his foster family. Gremli urged the judge Thursday to let the teen stay there because of dangerous living conditions at the boy’s home.
The teen was found Monday after a neighbor called authorities.
No charges have been filed against the boy’s father, stepmother or older stepbrother, all of whom lived in the home.