Police find boy confined to bedroom, tethered to fan by chains and padlocks during wellness check
Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose has announced a woman from Newark has been arrested for an incident of child endangerment after allegedly confining a 12-year-old boy she was fostering to a bedroom, and had him chained to a fan.
According to Ambrose, police responded Thursday just after 10:10 a.m. to a residence in the 500 block of Clinton Avenue on a wellness check of a 12-year old student.
Ambrose says responding officers located the boy confined to a bedroom and tethered to a fan by chains and padlocks.
The boy was transported to University Hospital for evaluation. He was subsequently released to the custody of the New Jersey Department of Child Protection and Permanency.
Wanser E. Brown, 66, of Newark, faces two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.