Ariel Castro Charged With Kidnapping, Raping Cleveland Girls

Source: CBS News

CLEVELAND – Kidnapping and rape charges were filed Wednesday against a man arrested after three women missing for about a decade were found alive at his home.

Homeowner Ariel Castro was charged with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape while his brothers, Pedro and Onil Castro, were held but faced no immediate charges. Ariel Castro will be arraigned in Cleveland municipal court Thursday morning.

The men were in custody and couldn’t be reached for comment. Their brother-in-law has said the family is “shocked” after hearing about the women at the home.

The three women were subjected to prolonged sexual and psychological abuse and suffered miscarriages, a city councilman briefed on the case said Wednesday.

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