Child of David and Pamela Martin

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Police responding to a child abuse tip in early February 2013 found a mentally challenged 17 year old left emaciated, filthy, and chained to a pole in his family’s basement. The teen’s father, David Martin, had withdrawn him from school to homeschool him the previous September, and with the assistance of the boy’s stepmother, Pamela Martin, had locked him in the basement and systematically starved him. The teen was chained to the pole after making several attempts to break out of the basement to find food.

Date: February, 2013
Location: Kansas City, Missouri

Documents: Date:
Mentally-challenged teen found handcuffed to pole in father’s basement 2013-02-06
Missouri couple charged with handcuffing mentally challenged 17-year-old son to pole 2013-02-12