- Associated Press - Monday, October 24, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - A New Jersey man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for the abduction and beating of a New York City businessman who was held hostage in a warehouse for more than a month.

Eduardo Moncayo, of Lindhurst, was sentenced on Monday after being found guilty of kidnapping. A message left with his attorney was not immediately returned.

Prosecutors say 52-year-old Pedro Portugal, of Queens, was abducted in April, 2013 and held in a Queens warehouse for 32 days while his kidnappers demanded a $3 million ransom from the victim’s family in Ecuador.

During that time, prosecutors say Portugal was bound with duct tape, burned with acid and beaten to the point where he had several teeth knocked out.

Moncayo’s two co-defendants are awaiting trial.

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