The Latest: Police: Leg irons in basement where girl escaped


TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on two men accused of holding a girl in their basement (all times local):

3:45 p.m.

Police in Ohio say they found leg irons in a basement where a 13-year-old girl says relatives kept her shackled as punishment.

Authorities say the girl used a spare key to escape Wednesday night and was found more than a mile away in Toledo.

Officers say a man and his 27-year-old son who were taken into custody early Thursday were apparently trying to flee when they were spotted leaving the home in a van.

Police records say they had two younger children and a gun with them in the van.

Court documents say the girl told investigators she was shackled to a support beam in the basement as punishment and forced to sleep there.

She says it had been going on at different times for a year.

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This story has been corrected to show the girl was found a mile away, not at a nearby home.

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1:30 p.m.

Authorities say a 13-year-old girl in Ohio who had been shackled in a basement for as long as a year managed to escape and run to a nearby house.

A man and his 27-year-old son were taken into custody early Thursday not long after the girl got out of the home in Toledo.

Both 53-year-old Timothy Ciboro and son Esten Ciboro are charged with kidnapping and child endangerment and are being held on $500,000 bond. Court records don’t list attorneys for them.

The head of a county children services agency says the girl is related to the two men.

It’s not clear how long she was kept in the basement or if she was ever allowed out.

Court documents say the girl told investigators she was shackled by the ankle to a support beam in the basement.

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12:15 p.m.

Authorities say an Ohio man and his 27-year-old son kept a teenage girl shackled in a basement for as long as a year.

The two men were taken into custody early Thursday at the home in Toledo. Each is being held on $500,000 bond.

Both are charged with kidnapping and child endangerment.

Court documents say the 13-year-old girl told investigators she was shackled by the ankle to a support beam in the darkened basement.

She told authorities she was kept in the basement over different periods.