LAND O'LAKES, Fla. -- A Pasco County man was arrested after deputies reportedly found a teen chained by the ankle to a punching bag.

Carlos Alvarez, 42, is charged with aggravated child abuse. Deputies say they found the 17-year-old victim chained to the bag that weighed around 150 pounds.

Firefighters were able to cut the chain off and free the teen.

Alvarez was found at a nearby park and arrested.

Deputies say this has been happening since the teen had run away on Sunday.

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