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Teen shackled, abused in Calif. home sues

Dramatic video has been released of a teenager's escape after he was held captive in Tracy, Calif. in December 2008.

February 9, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Attorneys for a teenager who was held shackled in a Central California home are suing Sacramento County on his behalf.

The suit claims the county failed to protect the teen, and that child protective services workers ignored signs of abuse for seven years.

Kyle Ramirez, 16, managed to escape his abusers and make his way to a Tracy gym in 2008, with a shackle still attached to his ankle.

Four people, including his legal guardian, later pleaded guilty or were convicted of abuse charges.

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