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Boy chained with dead chicken around neck files lawsuit

Published: Dec. 6, 2016 at 1:56 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 6, 2016 at 2:13 PM EST
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Wanda Sue Larson
Wanda Sue Larson

UNION, COUNTY N.C. (AP) - A teen who was chained to the porch of a North Carolina house with a dead chicken around his neck is suing his former foster parent, social services officials and Union County.

The teen filed a lawsuit last week claiming Wanda Sue Larson used "connections" with local officials to manipulate his custody and that Union County inadequately supervised her, news outlets report.

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Larson and her boyfriend pleaded guilty to multiple child abuse charges in his case.

County officials declined to comment. A phone number for Larson couldn't be found.

Prosecutors said the boy was beaten and starved and had been forced to sleep on a floor, chained up. Prosecutors also said he had marks and scars on his body as well as a broken wrist and an infected hand.

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