Boy, 12, Found In Basement: Father Seeks Custody Despite Abuse Claims

Thu, July 17, 2014 4:57pm EST by 6 Comments
Boy Found In Basement
Courtesy of DETROIT POLICE DEPARTMENT

The young Detroit boy who went missing for 11 days before being discovered in his own basement has made shocking claims to police about the alleged abuse he has endured. However, the man accused of said abuse, his father, is still fighting to keep full custody of the boy.

Charlie Bothuell V, 12, has been living with his mom since being discovered in the basement of his father’s apartment complex on June 25. Now, despite the fact that his son has accused him of horrific acts of child abuse, Charlie Bothuell IV and his wife, Monique Dillard-Bothuell, are still fighting to regain custody of the boy.

Charlie Bothuell V: Father Fighting For Custody After Abuse Claims Made

Once little Charlie was recovered from his father’s basement, he told the police some very troubling things about the way he is treated by his father and stepmother.

The most horrifying thing Charlie told Detroit Police was that a circular scar on his chest allegedly came from having a PVC pipe driven into him by his own father, reports People.

Following Charlie’s claims, the FBI searched his father’s home and discovered the pipe — allegedly with dried blood still on it. Awful.

However, despite Charlie’s claims, his father and stepmother are disputing there was ever any abuse and are concerned about losing custody of the boy. Since being discovered, Charlie has been living with his biological mother and is reportedly doing very well, according to a statement released by his state-appointed lawyer.

On Thursday, July 17, Charles and his wife, Monique, attended a court hearing in regards to their custody of two other children aged 4 and 11. During the hearing, they inquired about their rights to Charlie, and Fox News is reporting that the couple hope for a jury trial in regards to their custody rights.

It is very important that we point out that Charlie’s father and stepmother have NOT been charged by the state of Michigan in regards to both the boy’s abuse claims and his mysterious disappearance.

Charlie Told FBI That His Stepmother Threatened His Life

During a forensic interview with the FBI, Charlie also claimed that his stepmother threatened to make him “disappear.”

“Unlike you, I know where the sharp knives are,” Monique allegedly told Charlie, as he recounted during his interview. “I can make you disappear.”

Charlie also claimed that it was his stepmother who told him to stay in the basement, and then she allegedly called his father and claimed that the boy was missing.

This case continues to get more and more mysterious. Hopefully, more concrete evidence will be revealed as this custody battle unfolds.

– Lauren Cox

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Posted at 11:10 PM on July 17, 2014  

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WHATEVER

Posted at 8:24 PM on July 17, 2014  

This man cant be trusted. He has lost his parental rights and should never have custody of ANY children. That kid’s probably worried sick his father will retaliate….. POS

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DD

Posted at 7:00 PM on July 17, 2014  

I agree with both lile and and fed up.

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anonymosme

Posted at 6:57 PM on July 17, 2014  

THE BOY NEEDS TO STAY WITH HIS REAL MOM, UNLESS PROVEN SHE IS A DIRTBAG, AS WELL AS THE FATHER AND STEPMOTHER, WHY WAS HE WITH THOSE TWO ANYWAY???? WHY DO THEY HAVE CUSTODY OF THE BOY???? IS IT BECAUSE SOMETHING IS UP WITH THE REAL MOM? OR THE OTHER TWO ARE TOO LAZY TO WORK AND GET CHILD SUPPORT FROM HER???? THERE IS PHYSICAL, AND MENTAL ABUSE HERE, THOSE TWO NEED TO BE PUT IN A CELL, AND HAVE A PVC PIPE SHOVED THRU THEIR CHESTS!!!! DAMIT, WHAT IS WRONG IN THIS FRIGGIN COUNTRY???? BRING BACK CAPITAL PUNISHMENT. IHOPE THE BOY WILL RECOVER FROM THIS TRAUMA, I PRAY FOR YOU CHARLIE, I HOPE THEY GET WHAT THEY DESERVE AND THERE SHOULD BE NO CUSTODY OF ANY CHILD!!!!!!!

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lile

Posted at 6:05 PM on July 17, 2014  

Agreed……lock THEM up!!!

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fed up

Posted at 5:03 PM on July 17, 2014  

Lock him up already … he just doesn’t want to pay cs .. piece of s@$&

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