Ohio

Man accused of chaining girl in basement denies wrongdoing

An Ohio man accused of chaining a teenage girl in his basement as punishment is denying he did anything wrong.

Timothy Ciboro (SIH'-bohr-oh) said in jailhouse interviews with media outlets in Toledo that the allegations aren't true and that the 13-year-old girl wasn't mistreated. But he wouldn't answer questions on whether he had chained her.

Ciboro and his 27-year-old son were charged with kidnapping and child endangerment last week 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.

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 weren't good for her.