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Rape And Kidnapping Charges Leveled Against Castro

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 11:53 PM

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Criminal charges have been announced against the Cleveland man accused of imprisoning three women in his house for roughly a decade. And as ideastream's Brian Bull reports, there's more information about the women's treatment.

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Mug shot of accused kidnapper and rapist, Ariel Castro. Journalists surround Maureen Harper, spokeswoman for the City of Cleveland (pic by Brian Bull) Cleveland City Prosecutor Victor Perez (pic by Brian Bull)

Victor Perez is the City of Cleveland Prosecutor.  Facing dozens of journalists from across the globe, Perez cut to the chase: 

“I’ve just signed criminal complaints charging Ariel Castro with four counts of kidnapping, and three counts of rape. The seven criminal complaints are first degree felonies.”

The abductees are Amanda Berry, Michele Knight, and Gina DeJesus.  Berry also gave birth to a daughter six years ago, reportedly in an inflatable kiddie pool.  Paternity tests are underway to determine the biological father. 

Police say the captives only left Castro’s house twice during their captivity, and only to the garage, while disguised. 

Meanwhile, no criminal charges were made against Castro’s two brothers, who were arrested the same night. 

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