The parents of an 11-year-old autistic boy have been accused of keeping him locked him a cage.
Police in Anaheim, California, have investigated the scene and say that there was indeed a cage and "some signs that someone had been living there, including a mattress."
At six feet tall and four and a half feet wide the cage was tall enough for the boy to stand up in if he wanted, and reports are suggesting that his parents put him in it after his violent outbursts became more and more uncontrollable.
The boy was found "found nourished and well-bathed", but was taken to hospital anyway to ensure there were no underlying problems. Two other children in the home, an eight and ten-year-old, were taken into protective custody while their parents were charged with child endangerment and false imprisonment.