Father, stepmother of found boy due in court

Charlie Bothuell V, 12. (AP Photo/Courtesy Detroit Police Department)
Charlie Bothuell V, 12. (AP Photo/Courtesy Detroit Police Department)

DETROIT (AP) — The father and stepmother of a 12-year-old Detroit boy who was found in his basement after an 11-day disappearance are due back in court.

A pretrial hearing is scheduled Monday morning in Wayne County juvenile court for Charlie Bothuell IV and Monique Dillard-Bothuell.

The state wants to terminate the couple’s rights to two other children and the father’s rights to Charlie Bothuell V. The boy is living with his biological mother. The younger children — ages 4 years and 11 months — have been placed with relatives.

Police found Charlie Bothuell V June 25 in the basement of his father’s condo.

The state has said in a court filing that the boy was abused and forced to complete intense physical workouts. No criminal charges have been filed.

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