A Bronx man was sentenced to 24 years in prison Friday for kidnapping his girlfriend and her 7-year-old son and holding them for days because the woman allegedly cheated on him, authorities said.
Aquilino Torres, who was handed the hard time by Manhattan federal Judge Denise Cote, was convicted in July of the heinous crime, in which he repeatedly raped the woman and beat the young boy.
Prosecutors alleged Torres kidnapped the woman and her son on Oct. 5, 2020, and initially held them in a Bronx motel, where he beat them both and raped the woman.
The next day, they took an Uber together to a Washington Heights apartment, where Torres held them captive for five days, according to prosecutors.
During the kidnapping, Torres repeatedly beat the woman and 7-year-old, at one point tying her to a bed frame so she couldn’t escape the apartment.
He also snorted cocaine in front of them and raped the woman in the apartment, the feds alleged.
In a statement after the sentencing, US Attorney Damian Williams praised the FBI and the NYPD for arresting Torres and securing a conviction.
“Aquilino Torres carried out a brutal kidnapping of a 7-year-old child and his mother, and threatened to kill the child,” Williams said in a statement.
“He held his victims captive and physically abused both mother and child. Thanks to the FBI and NYPD, Torres was apprehended, prosecuted, and convicted of these horrific crimes, and has now been sentenced to a lengthy prison term,” he added.