Sunday, 8 April 2018

Father Allegedly Cage Son For 20 Years

A father who allegedly confined his mentally ill son in a small cage for more than two decades has ben arrested. He was arrested on Saturday in western Japan, police and news reports say.

Police arrested 73-year-old Yoshitane Yamasaki on suspicion of imprisoning his son, now aged 42, at their house in the city of Sanda in Hyogo prefecture, a local police spokesman told AFP.
Further details of the case were not available as the investigation is still underway, the spokesman said.

The son was forced to live inside a wooden cage - 1m high and 1.8m wide built in a prefabricated hut next to the main house. The suspect has reportedly admitted the allegations.

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