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Bothuell family in court Friday for probation violation, temporary custody hearing

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DETROIT (WJBK) -- The stepmother of the 12-year-old boy who was missing and discovered in the basement of his Detroit home was in court Friday on unrelated charges.  Charlie Bothuell, V was also in court for a temporary custody hearing.

At this time, Monique Dillard-Bothuell remains in the Wayne County jail, but is expected to be released on personal bond with a tether as soon as Monday.

Dillard-Bothuell was arrested Thursday for violating probation.

In 2013, Dillard-Bothuell was arrested and convicted of carrying a concealed weapon without a valid license and sentenced to probation.

While authorities were searching her townhouse for her previously missing stepson, they found a gun, which violated the terms of her probation.

Stepson Charlie Bothuell, 12, was found in the basement of his Detroit townhouse after he was missing for nearly two weeks.  He is staying with his biological mother for the time being.

The other two Bothuell children--Charles Luke, 4, and Lillian, 10 months--are in protective custody with relatives.

Charlie Bothuell, IV was also in court Friday with members of his family for a temporary custody hearing. 

Prosecutors said there were visible marks and bruises on 12-year-old Charlie Bothuell, V, which they believe is reason enough to leave the other two children in protective custody.

Charlie Bothuell, IV and Monique Dillard-Bothuell will be allowed supervised visits at the relatives' home, under the discretion of the Department of Human Services.

Bothuell's attorney says that while there are allegations of child abuse, there are no criminal charges against Bothuell or Dillard-Bothuell and no indications that either of the younger children were harmed in any way.

They will be back in court July 10 at 9 a.m. for a probable cause hearing.
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