Father of boy allegedly held captive to come to Canada

A view of the kitchen inside a home in London, Ontario May 30, 2014. According to local media, a...

A view of the kitchen inside a home in London, Ontario May 30, 2014. According to local media, a 10-year-old boy was found by police and Children's Aid workers in the home, where the boy was alleged to have been confined in a room for nearly two years by his aunt and uncle. The couple is facing charges of forcible confinement and failing to provide the necessaries of life. The boy was taken to the hospital, and was found to be underweight and malnourished. (REUTERS/Geoff Robins)

Jennifer O'Brien, The London Free Press

, Last Updated: 12:28 AM ET

LONDON, Ont. ─ The father of a 10-year-old boy allegedly held captive by his aunt and uncle is preparing to come to Canada, reports say.

Shocked to learn how his son had been living ─ police say the boy was locked in the squalid master bedroom of a southeast London home for 18 to 24 months, and fed only fast food twice a day before his rescue last week ─ the man is getting his passport, he told the Korean Daily Times in Toronto.

The boy's mother is dead, and his widowed father sent him to Canada four years ago to live with a younger sister who promised to look after her nephew, said reporter Jay Jung at the Korean-language newspaper.

"He was very upset with his sister," said Jung, who spoke to the father in Korean. The man doesn't speak English, said Jung.

"He has never been overseas . . . He has to make a passport."

The man said he sent his son to Canada in 2010, after the loss of his wife and business.


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