NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A Newark woman is under arrest after police found a foster child in her care chained up in a bedroom.
Police responded to a home on Clinton Avenue for a wellness check on a 12-year-old boy Thursday.READ MORE: Doctors Seeing More Neck, Back Pain Related To Working From Home
Officers found the boy confined to a bedroom and “tethered to a fan” with chains and padlocks.READ MORE: Harrison School District Taking Action To Bring All Students Back Into Classrooms Full Time In Coming Weeks
The boy was taken to University Hospital and released to the custody of the New Jersey Department of Child Protection and Permanency.
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The incident remains under investigation.