On the above date, Target Asset Protection Personnel handcuffed my minor child to a bench in their security office, and accused him of shoplifting. He was not allowed to contact his parents, and was dictated a "confession" to sign, as well as an acknowldgement that he was never to set foot in a Target store again. Target then used this "confession", which was extracted under duress, to obtain a conviction for shoplifting. They also later made a report to a clearing house for employment applicants that they were in possession of this confession, causing my son to lose at least one potential job which he had applied for. Is this Target's Corporate policy, to handcuff children to a bench and not allow them access to their parents, in order to obtain a confession, or was this the act of some rogue security employee. Target's Corporate Headquarters has ignored my requests for an explanation of their behavior in this incident. People need to be aware that this may happen so they can stay out of Target stores, lest this happen to them!!