Transcript for Ranch for Troubled Teens Investigated for Child Abuse
Now to the ranch for troubled teams under investigation for child abuse. An amber alert went out this weekend when nine children who lived there seemed to be missing. Clayton sandell has the latest from the scene in north carolinco new mexico. Reporter: Good morning, robin. All of the gates that ranch rad locked shut. The owners with facin new questions about where the teens were when investigators showed up to find them. Overnight, police say all nineteen agers they thought were missing were found. The 30,000 acre ranch was looked into. When police arrived, nineteen age boys and ranch owner scott chapped ler were missing. When you show up to the place and everybody is gone? Reporter: Authorities alleged teens at the ranch suffered abuse and neglect. Were handcuffed, forced to wear hoods as punishment. We want to make sure we're able to interview each of the children to make a determination of how they were treated while they were at the ranch. Reporter: The rampl says claims of abuse were not founded. I never witnessed any kind of abuse. Maybe they had to get stern. But, I never saw any kind of force. Physical abuse or anything like that. Reporter: Ranch owner scott chandler has filed his own lawsuit calling the state investigation illegal. A witch hunt after an 18-year-old young man was killed after a ranch pickup truck ran him over. The camp, the ranch here says that the kids were never in danger person they were not here because they were on a pre-planned camping trip. Next up, a series of court hearings. A judge and attorneys will try to sort out who is telling the truth.
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