Missing East Cleveland 6-year-old found, parents arrested

(East Cleveland Police Department)
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(East Cleveland Police Department)

The parents of a previously-missing 6-year-old boy have been arrested, according to our media partners at WOIO.

Someone had called the police, saying that a little boy was walking alone in the street. When officers arrived, the boy was wearing just a T-shirt, and they took him to a hospital to be checked out.

Police said that the boy had burn marks on his wrists and they believe he had been bound. Officers went door-to-door with a picture of the boy in an attempt to find his parents. The boy could not tell them his name or where he lived.

After police found and arrested the boy’s parents, Children and Family Services arrived at his parents’ home and removed seven more children.

Police said that the boy’s parents weren’t aware that he was missing.

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