The man ran a marijuana-growing operation at his property in California, where he forced a runaway teenager to work. Photo: AFP

US man who kept runaway teenager in metal box is sentenced 31 years in jail

  • Ryan Alan Balletto ran an illegal operation growing marijuana on his California property, where he forced a runaway girl, 15, to work
  • Police found a poem written by the teenager, who was also sexually and physically abused, about being held in the box
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The man ran a marijuana-growing operation at his property in California, where he forced a runaway teenager to work. Photo: AFP
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