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One of three young women held captive for years in a Cleveland house has a book deal.
Ariel Anthony Castro, the son of the now-deceased Cleveland area kidnapper who killed himself in jail after holding three Ohio women hostage for almost a decade, said in an essay he penned for a local newspaper that he still can’t believe his father’s crimes – but that perhaps good can come of all, regardless.
Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro said he called the mother of one of his captives and told the woman her daughter was alive and had become his wife, according to a videotaped FBI interrogation.
Free and safe, one of three women kidnapped and raped over a decade in a ramshackle home smiled lightly as her tormentor was led out of court in chains, a method he had used to control them.
The three women who spent nearly a decade locked in a Cleveland, Ohio, house took to YouTube to express their thanks to a public that smoothed their escape, respected their privacy and prayed for their recovery.
Ariel Castro, the Ohio suspect indicted on 329 counts of kidnapping and rape for the decade-long imprisonment of three Cleveland-area women, asked a judge on Wednesday if he could visit with the girl he fathered with one of his captives.
A man accused of holding three women captive in his run-down home in Cleveland for a decade and fathering a child with one of them has been indicted on 329 charges including murder, kidnapping and rape, prosecutors said.
Charles Ramsey, the Cleveland man who made national headlines with his rescue of three women from his neighbor Ariel Castro's home, was awarded a year's worth of free food at McDonald's.
The Cleveland man who held three women captive for a decade is a "monster," his two brothers told CNN in an interview that aired Monday morning.
A scruffy, unshaven Ariel Castro, accused of kidnapping three Cleveland women and holding them captive for nearly 10 years, stood with head down before the judge on Thursday morning, and received his bail: A total of $8 million.
In a surprising development, a Cleveland prosecutor now says there will be no charges filed against brothers Onil and Pedro Castro in connection with the decade-long captivity of three young women.
As Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus made triumphant returns home Wednesday, authorities in Cleveland charged their captor with multiple counts of kidnapping and rape for putting the women — along with a third, Michelle Knight — through a decadelong hell of sexual abuse and complete disconnect from the outside world.
The voice of the long-missing woman was frantic and breathless, choking back tears. "Help me. I'm Amanda Berry," she told a 911 dispatcher. "I've been kidnapped and I've been missing for 10 years and I'm, I'm here, I'm free now."
And Gina DeJesus, now 22, said she was chained in the basement, subjected to beatings and other abuse, AP reported.