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updated: 6/27/2014 8:03 PM

Police: Chicago boy handcuffed in basement, beaten

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  • Carlos Quizhpi

      Carlos Quizhpi

  • Jose Quilabaqui

      Jose Quilabaqui

Associated Press

A 15-year-old Chicago boy was handcuffed in a basement by relatives who subjected him to a week of beatings with a belt and doused him with buckets of ice water, police said Friday.

Jose Quilabaqui, 40, and Carlos Quizhpi, 53, were ordered held in lieu of $90,000 bail after a court hearing Thursday. They've been charged with felony kidnapping.

Police spokeswoman Janel Sedevic said their motive was to punish the boy for misbehaving.

"The victim was struck with a belt to various parts of his body and he was subjected to buckets of ice water being poured over his body and being bathed with a garden hose," Sedevic said.

Prosecutors said Quilabaqui is the boy's father and Quizhpi is the boy's godfather.

The teen escaped from the basement in the Albany Park neighborhood on Monday, a week after he was confined there, and contacted police, Sedevic said. He was hospitalized and released.

It was not immediately clear if the pair have attorneys. Their next court date is July 2.

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