TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A father and son in Ohio have been indicted on charges accusing them of chaining a teenage girl in their basement as punishment.
Timothy and Esten Ciboro (SIH’-bohr-oh) were indicted Tuesday on kidnapping and child endangering charges.
The pair was arrested last week by Toledo police after the girl ran from the home.
The girl is a relative of the two men and told police she used a spare key to unlock herself.
Timothy Ciboro told media outlets that the allegations aren’t true and that the girl wasn’t mistreated. But he wouldn’t answer questions on whether he had chained her.
Ciboro also said the girl wanted to be away from the house and with people who weren’t good for her.
His 27-year-old son has not responded to requests for comment.