Man accused of chaining girl in basement denies allegations

Esten Ciboro and Timothy Ciboro (Photo: WNWO)

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man accused of chaining a teenager in his basement as punishment is denying he did anything wrong.

Timothy Ciboro said in jailhouse interviews with media outlets in Toledo that the allegations aren’t true and the 13-year-old girl wasn’t mistreated. But he wouldn’t answer whether he had chained her.

Both Ciboro and his 27-year-old son were charged with kidnapping and child endangerment last week after police say the girl escaped the home.

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The girl who is a relative of the two men told police used a spare key to unlock herself.

Ciboro told media outlets the girl didn’t want to do things with the rest of the family and she wanted to be away from the house and with people who he says weren’t good for her. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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