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Docs: Missing boy claims he was hit with PVC pipe

  • Charlie Bothuell, 12, allegedly told doctors his dad drove a PVC pipe into his chest
  • Court documents reveal dad allegedly admitted using a PVC pipe to discipline the boy
  • Court docs: Boy's grandmother stated Charlie looked like cancer patient

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Docs: Missing boy claims he was hit with PVC pipe

Police say 12-year-old Charlie Bothuell is recovering, days after the stunning rescue inside his father’s own basement.

During a search of the dad’s home, police found a bloody PVC pipe. According to court documents, Charlie Bothuell’s father has allegedly admitted to physically disciplining the 12-year-old with the pipe.

While examining the boy, doctors allegedly observed a half-circular scar on the child’s chest. Police say in court documents that Charlie told them the injuries are the result of his dad driving a PVC pipe into him. The child was also found to have old scars on his buttocks from being hit with the pipe, authorities allege. 

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