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1 Castro brother charged in Cleveland kidnapping case

A Cleveland man has been charged with kidnapping and rape after three women who had been missing for more than a decade escaped from his home on Monday.
Cleveland, OH (WSYR-TV) – A Cleveland man has been charged with kidnapping and rape after three women who had been missing for more than a decade escaped from his home on Monday.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Ariel Castro is facing charges including multiple counts of kidnapping and rape.

His brothers, Pedro and Onil Castro, will not be charged. Police say no evidence indicates that the brothers were involved.

Police believe Ariel Castro – a fired school bus driver – held Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight captive in his home for more than 10 years.

A more complete report – along with updates – can be found on the Plain Dealer’s website, Cleveland.com.

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