Investigators say the parents who locked up their now-14-year-old son in a basement room for more than a year explained they were simply disciplining the boy.
Recardo and Therian Wimbush are each charged with child cruelty in the first degree, and false imprisonment.
The 14-year old son is the oldest of 10 children.
One detective who testified at the hearing said the boy did not complain to investigators about his treatment.
A case worker testified that the room was about 8 ft. by 10 ft.
All ten children are in custody of division of family and children services.