(CNN NEWSOURCE) The family of a former FBI agent who disappeared in Iran a decade ago is suing the country.
Court documents reveal the wife and children of Robert Levinson filed the suit in federal district court in Washington.
Levinson's family alleges Iran has made them suffer due to the country's use of hostage taking and torture.
The state department says Levinson, who lived in Coral Springs,disappeared in 2007 while traveling to Iran's Kish Island.
He had been hired as a contractor by the CIA to write reports for the agency a year earlier.
Iran has long denied having anything to do with Levinson's disappearance.
Information from WPTV contributed to this report.