Teen Testifies She Was Shackled In Basement Prison By Sexually Abusive Relatives

"You didn't treat me like a dad," she told her alleged abuser in court.

By Jaime Lutz

A 14-year-old Ohioan girl—who escaped a basement prison where she was allegedly kept by her adoptive father and his son—confronted her accused abusers in court yesterday, testifying that they held her in the basement as punishment and for their sexual gratification.

Timothy Ciboro and his son, Esten Ciboro, 28, are representing themselves in court, and so they themselves questioned the teen who accused them of shackling her to a support beam in the basement.

"You didn't treat me like a dad," the victim said to Timothy Ciboro at one point, asking him to stop referring to himself as her father, according to the Associated Press.

"You think I like punishing you?" Ciboro said.

"I would say the sexual touching you enjoyed," the young teen responded.

The girl escaped from the Ciboro home last summer, using a spare key. Officers found leg irons and a bucket used as a toilet in the basement. She told police that she was kept in the basement as “punishment” for wetting the bed.

She didn’t mention the sexual abuse until several months later.

Both Ciboro men have pleaded not guilty to charges of rape, kidnapping, and child endangerment.

[Images: Lucas County Correctional Center]

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