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Topic - Gina Dejesus
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers:
Ariel Castro intentionally left doors unlocked at his house in the months before three women escaped after nearly a decade of captivity because he knew the end was near, his former defense attorney said.
One of the three women held captive in a Cleveland house before escaping last year said she forgives the man who kidnapped and tortured her for nearly a decade.
Statements released separately by Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus about the one-year anniversary of their escape from a house in Cleveland.
The three women held captive in a Cleveland house before escaping a year ago Tuesday have spent their first year of freedom in nearly a decade learning to drive, taking boxing lessons and cherishing time with their families.
What has happened over the last year to the three women held captive in a Cleveland home and the others involved in their disappearance and rescue:
The house fortified with boarded-up windows and makeshift alarms where Ariel Castro held three women captive for nearly a decade is gone now.
Two of the women who survived more than a decade of captivity in Cleveland will be among those recognized by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at an event next week.
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.
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."
Berry and DeJesus both said in statements released Monday, May 5, 2014 that they are thankful and growing in many ways.
She said she's enjoying learning how to drive and use new technology.