241710_620QCOSTARICA – Police in San Ramon, northwest of San Jose, responded to a 9-1-1 call Tuesday, where they found 16-year-old girl chained and locked inside the house.

The mother, police who was working a few blocks away from the home, kept hRe daughter with home-made ankle chains.

“The young girl was inside the house, and it was possible to see that she had chains on her legs,” said officer Rodolfo Vega on arriving at the scene, adding that it was “difficult” to get to her since the porton (metal door) was locked.

The woman, a Nicaraguan national and whose identity was not released to the press, is now facing criminal charges.

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