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Bond denied for Timothy Ferriter, father found guilty in 'Boy in the Box' trial


by Skyler Shepard

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — Timothy Ferriter — the father at the center of "The Boy in the Box" case — will stay behind bars.

A judge decided on Monday morning that Ferriter will not be let out of jail while waiting to be sentenced.

On October 19, Ferriter's attorneys said he is able to pay a bond of $100,000, is willing to surrender his passport and wear a GPS tracking device while he’s out.

Ferriter and his attorney have been trying to get him out on house arrest after he was found guilty on charges of aggravated child abuse, child neglect and false imprisonment for locking his teenage adopted son in an eight-by-eight box.

The judge cited the risk of "substantial and severe incentive to flee".

Prosecutors argued that Ferriter had international contacts through work trips

Ferriter could spend up to 40-years in prison. His sentencing is scheduled for November 16.


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