2 accused of chaining girl in basement now charged with rape

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A father and son accused of chaining a teenage girl in their Ohio basement as punishment have now been charged with rape.

Timothy and Esten Ciboro (SIH’-bohr-oh) were indicted Thursday on the new rape charges.

The men are being held in jail and are due to go on trial in October. They’re also acting as their own attorneys in the case.

They were arrested in May 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 escape.

Timothy Ciboro has told media outlets that the allegations aren’t true and says the girl wasn’t mistreated. His son has not responded to requests for comment.