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Prosecutors: Teen handcuffed, tortured by father and godfather

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Carlos Quizhpi, Jose Quilabaqui / photos from Chicago Police Carlos Quizhpi, Jose Quilabaqui / photos from Chicago Police
CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

The father of a 15-year-old boy and the teen’s godfather are accused of handcuffing him for days—beating him, pouring buckets of iced water on him and spraying him with cold water, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Jose Quilambaqui and Carlos Quizhpi were ordered held on $90,000 bonds after they appeared in court Thursday on kidnapping charges, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.

The incident allegedly began on June 14 when the teenager took money from his godfather, and Quizhpi contacted the boy’s father, 40-year-old Quilambaqui, to tell him what the boy had done, prosecutors said.

The next day, Quizhpi brought the teen to a barber shop he owns and, that evening, he and the teen’s dad handcuffed the boy with his arms behind his back and forced him to sleep in the basement of the shop, prosecutors told Judge James Brown.

The next morning, Quizhpi, 53, allegedly made the teen strip down to his underwear and sprayed the boy with water from a hose while the teen washed himself with a bar of soap.

Then Quizhpi and Quilambaqui “struck victim with a belt while he was forced to kneel and ask for forgiveness,” prosecutors allege.

After that, the teen worked throughout the day for his godfather, only to be handcuffed again that night, prosecutors said. The next morning, he was hosed again, prosecutors said. This time his dad allegedly watched.

Then both men “poured buckets of ice water on victim as he was kneeling on the ground,” prosecutors said.

The teen then worked again and was handcuffed again later that night.

This time though, he was handcuffed to a miter saw and slept on a piece of drywall using an unidentified witnesses’ sweater as a pillow.

The two men allegedly continued pouring ice water and spraying the teen on different, unspecified dates, prosecutors said.

The teen was handcuffed every night until he escaped June 23 with the help of the witness, who worked for Quizhpi as a contractor/handyman, prosecutors said.

The witness helped the teen by “leaving the back door, which had been screwed [shut], unscrewed so victim could get out,” prosecutors said.

The teen was taken to a hospital, treated and released.

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