Child Protective Services investigates claims boy lived in box

Boy now living in foster care

GALVESTON, Texas - Children's Protective Service is looking into claims that a boy was forced to live in a box.

Court documents obtained by Local 2 indicate David Wieseckel, 42, used a wooden box as a room for his 9-year-old son.

Investigators with the Galveston Police Department indicate they first learned of this when the boy was reported missing on July 22.

According to court documents, when police found the boy, he told them he had run away from home because he didn't want to be locked in his room.

Returning to the home, investigators claimed Wieseckel led them to his son's room, which police described as a particle board box measuring 8 feet by 6 feet with a pair of locks outside.

Court documents said a small blanket, a pair of socks and a book were found inside the box.

"There was a room built for him so he wouldn't damage windows, rooms, wood and everything else," David Wieseckel told Local 2 reporter Nefertiti Jaquez. "It was his bedroom.  He had everything in there.  He had blankets, a bed, and he damaged it all, wrecked it all."

According to investigators, no one has been charged or arrested in this case. 

The boy is now in foster care, Child Protective Services said.

The next status hearing is scheduled for September.

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