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Ariel Castro Kidnapping

Cleveland Kidnapping Survivors Open Up Two Years After Their Rescue

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 04.29.2015 | Media

Two women who were kidnapped and imprisoned in a Cleveland house for more than a decade opened up about their ordeal in a special "20/20" episode Tues...

Ohio Kidnapping Survivors Say They're Thriving

AP | Posted 07.05.2014 | Crime

CLEVELAND (AP) — The three women held captive in a Cleveland house before escaping a year ago Tuesday have spent their first year of freedom in near...

Cleveland Kidnapping Hero Signs Book Deal

AP | Posted 12.23.2013 | Crime

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio man who famously put aside his Big Mac to help rescue three women held captive in a Cleveland house for more than a decade...

Ariel Castro Used Barbell To Force Victim To Miscarry

AP | Posted 11.05.2013 | Crime

CLEVELAND -- CLEVELAND (AP) — The first of three women kidnapped and held for a decade in Ariel Castro's Cleveland home was chained and raped by her...

'I Was Tied Up Like A Fish'

Posted 11.04.2013 | Crime

One of three women who survived a decade of captivity in a Cleveland home has revealed that she was bound with an extension cord and left hanging like...

On The Move

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 10.08.2013 | Crime

CLEVELAND — The Ohio man who held three women captive in his home for a decade and repeatedly raped them has been moved from one state prison to...

'Calm And Cooperative'

AP | Posted 08.03.2013 | Crime

CLEVELAND -- A Cleveland man sentenced to life in prison for holding three women captive over a decade and raping them repeatedly has been moved to a ...

'This Sicko Fool Has A Lot Of Nerve'

Posted 08.02.2013 | Crime

Even as Ariel Castro accepted responsibility for raping and torturing three women, he shocked a packed courtroom Thursday, insisting that he's a "good...

'We Said We'll All Get Out Alive Someday'

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN and JOHN SEEWER | Posted 08.02.2013 | Crime

CLEVELAND -- 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 c...

SENTENCED

Posted 08.01.2013 | Crime

Ariel Castro was handed a sentence Thursday that will imprison him for the rest of his life as punishment for the abduction and nearly decade-long tor...

WATCH: 'I Am Not A Monster'

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 08.02.2013 | Crime

In a rambling statement before a packed court, Ariel Castro denied being abusive and claimed he was addicted to porn. 'I'm not a violent person," ...

WATCH: Kidnapping Victim Faces Her Abuser

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 08.01.2013 | Crime

Michelle Knight faced the man who kidnapped her and held her in captivity for 11 years on Thursday. A visibly upset Knight read her statement alou...

Castro Abandoned Love Life To 'Successfully Undertake Kidnapping'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 08.01.2013 | Crime

Ariel Castro abandoned his love life in order to successfully hold his victims hostage "without any interruption," prosecutors said in a sentencing me...

Castro Left Note Attempting To Explain His Actions: Agent

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN and JOHN SEEWER | Posted 10.01.2013 | Crime

CLEVELAND — Standing before the man who kidnapped her and raped her for a decade, Michelle Knight described how the world had changed in the thr...

Victims' Diaries Talk Of Being Treated Like Animals In Castro Case

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 10.01.2013 | Crime

CLEVELAND -- Three months after an Ohio woman kicked out part of a door to end nearly a decade of captivity, a onetime school bus driver faces sentenc...

Kidnapping Victim Pens Handwritten Thank You Note

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 08.01.2013 | Crime

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Evidence At Sentencing Will Prove Castro Is A Monster: Prosecuter

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 09.30.2013 | Crime

CLEVELAND -- Three women held captive in a run-down home for a decade kept diaries documenting the horrific physical and sexual abuse they suffered on...

Ohio Kidnapping Suspect's Horrifying Charges Expanded To 977

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 09.16.2013 | Crime

CLEVELAND — A man accused of holding three women captive for a decade was scolded repeatedly by a judge to raise his head and open his eyes in a...

Ohio Kidnapping Suspect Faces Huge Number Of New Charges

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 09.12.2013 | Crime

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The litany of charges against a Cleveland man outline in numbing detail the crimes his victims allegedly suffered over 10 years of i...

New Indictments Bring Number Of Castro Counts Up To 977

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.12.2013 | Crime

-- A new indictment brings to 977 the total counts against a man accused of holding three women captive in his home in Cleveland for about a decade. ...

Ohio Kidnapping Suspect Deemed Mentally Competent For Trial

AP | Posted 09.02.2013 | Crime

CLEVELAND (AP) -- A man charged with holding three women captive in his Cleveland home for about a decade and raping them has been found competent to ...

Ariel Castro Set For Competency Test Today

Newser.com | Posted 08.27.2013 | Crime

(AP) – Ariel Castro will undergo an evaluation to determine whether he is mentally competent to stand trial, a judge ordered yesterday. Although the...

Ariel Castro Taken Off Suicide Watch At Ohio Jail

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 08.05.2013 | Crime

CLEVELAND — The Ohio man jailed on charges he held three women captive and raped them over a decade in his Cleveland house is no longer seen as ...

Should Cleveland Kidnapping Suspect Face Death Penalty?

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 07.27.2013 | Crime

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A prosecutor faces numerous obstacles as he weighs whether to bring death penalty charges against a man accused of kidnapping t...

Fund For Ohio Kidnap Victims Nears $500,000

AP | Posted 05.17.2013 | Impact

CLEVELAND -- An official says a charity set up to help the three women freed from a decade of captivity in a Cleveland house has raised more than $480...