TOLEDO, Ohio – Two men have been arrested for allegedly holding a 13-year-old girl captive for over a year.
The 13-year-old victim told police that her step-brother, 27-year-old Esten Ciboro, and step-father, 53-year-old Timothy Ciboro, kept her chained in the basement of their home.
She says she was shackled to a support beam by her ankle, fed spoiled scraps of food and forced to use a bucket filled with ammonia as her bathroom.
Police say evidence supporting the girl’s allegations was found inside the home.
Court documents claim the victim was kept this way for over a year.
She was finally able to escape on Wednesday, according to NBC 24.
Police say the girl was able to secure a handcuff key and keep it hidden before using it to escape.
A Good Samaritan spotted the girl walking along a nearby street, with shackles still on her feet.
That person first called the victim’s step-father, but then quickly called police.
According to NBC 24, when police arrived to the home, Timothy and Esten were in the process of trying to escape in a van with Timothy’s two younger children.
The two men were taken into custody and booked into jail on a $500,000 bond for endangering children and kidnapping.
The victim and the other two children were transported to Children’s Services.
Authorities don’t believe the other two children were abused.
Police told NBC News they believe the abuse may have begun after the victim’s mom moved out of the house.