Charlie Bothuell IV

Charlie Bothuell IV braces himself to face charges

*OK, now this kid appears to be talking.

And what he’s saying is making his dad and stepmom nervous; but forming a clearer picture to police about why he went missing for 11 days.

Charlie Bothuell, the 12-year old Michigan boy that was found in the basement of his father and stepmother’s home last Wednesday night, has been checked out by medical examiners who still appear to have more questions than answers.

Asked about some of the scars found on his body, the boy told officers that one scar in particular was the result of his father striking him in the chest with a PVC pipe, according to papers released on Saturday.

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