Dad Arrested for Allegedly Tying 2-Year-Old to Tree Without Food or Water
It is not clear how long the boy was tied up.
A California man was arrested after police found his 2-year-old son tied to a tree in a homeless encampment, reports said.
Jeffrey Wilson, 27, allegedly tied his son to a tree branch by his wrist, according to the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office.
“The child was also lacking basic food and water, was only clothed in a diaper, and was exposed to numerous hazards within the encampment,” police said in a statement. “Deputies observed several weapons and other dangerous items within the reach of the child that could cause great bodily harm to the child.”
The man and his son were reportedly illegal on the property.
Numerous animals were also reportedly taken off the property by animal control.
Wilson is charged with felony child neglect and abuse, possession of a controlled substance, and trespassing after police arrived at the makeshift camp last week and found the toddler, People reported.
The child was turned over to Child Protective Services.
Wilson was booked into Mendocino County Jail on $10, 000 bail and released on Wednesday.
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