Created on Thursday, 20 February 2014 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
STRUTHERS, Ohio (AP) — A man is suing a northeast Ohio child services agency after the death of his 14-year-old son, who authorities say was tortured and fatally beaten by the boyfriend of the boy's mother.
Shawn Tedesco of Sharon, Pa., sued Mahoning County Children Services on Wednesday, seeking information after Teddy Foltz's January 2013 death.
The Vindicator in Youngstown (http://bit.ly/1jfsgrk ) reports Tedesco alleges the agency was notified that Teddy was abused but acted negligently by not actively investigating his mother's household.
The agency's director wouldn't comment on the lawsuit.
Teddy's mother was accused of allowing abuse and pleaded guilty to related charges.
Prosecutors say her boyfriend beat Teddy after years of torture that included forcing him to walk on hot coals. He was sentenced to up to life in prison and has appealed.