Trial set to begin for father accused of forcing boy to live in box

Boy found wandering in the street after running away

By Frank Espinoza - News Producer
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David Wieseckel

GALVESTON, Texas - The trial is set to begin Monday for the Galveston father accused of locking his son in a wooden 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 said they first learned of this when the boy was reported missing on July 22, 2012.

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.

Wieseckel is charged with injury to a child and unlawful restraint.

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