Boy chained by father now in mother’s custody, police say

interns Contributor

A 13-year-old Sacramento boy who police say was locked in chains by his father for 48 hours was put in the custody of his biological mother this weekend, authorities said Sunday.

Sacramento police said they arrested the boy’s father, 41-year-old John Vang, and his stepmother, Thong Vue, 34, on suspicion of false imprisonment and cruelty to a child. Both were booked into the Sacramento County jail and released Saturday on bail.

Police spokesman Officer Konrad von Schoech said the boy was being punished by his father and was locked in chains from Wednesday until Friday evening, when the boy managed to get outside and ask for help.

Full story: Boy chained by father now in mother’s custody, police say – Sacramento News – Local and Breaking Sacramento News | Sacramento Bee