Man arrested after teen found chained to punching bag
A Florida man was arrested after authorities discovered a teen chained to a punching bag inside a home, officials said.
Carlos Alavrez, who is the victim’s guardian, was arrested Tuesday on aggravated child abuse charges at a Land O’ Lakes home, news station WFTS reported.
The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said the man would chain the 17-year-old boy at the ankle to a 150-pound punching bag when he left the house.
Alvarez, 42, reportedly restrained the teen to prevent him from leaving after he ran away earlier in the week.
Authorities responded to the home Tuesday afternoon after an alarm panel was sounded. Deputies arrived to find the teen chained inside the garage of the home.
The teen’s body showed signs of abuse, including belt marks, according to police.
Alvarez was arrested Tuesday and reportedly confessed to the crime. He is being held on $100,000 bond.