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Topic - Pedro Castro
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.
Three women rescued from a house a decade after they disappeared said Sunday that they are happy to be home and pleaded for privacy so they can heal and reconnect with their families.
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.
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.
Details began emerging Tuesday about the horrors endured by three Cleveland women who were kidnapped and held for a decade in a run-down house with plastic bags over the windows, but researchers on abductions and sexual assault say there will be a lot of help for them and their families.
Sometimes, Ariel Castro would cook for the two brothers, but "I would eat out on the steps," Pedro Castro said.
"I don't know how my brother got away with it for so many years," Pedro Castro, 54, said.