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Police said Saturday they had arrested a 73-year-old man for confining his mentally ill son to a cage in Hyogo Prefecture for more than 20 years.

Yoshitane Yamasaki, suspected of confining his 42-year-old son in a wooden cage inside a prefabricated hut next to his house in the city of Sanda, was quoted by investigative sources as saying that he began confining his son when he was 16 years old as his illness made him act violently.

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