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.