Cleveland Kidnapping Suspects Revealed: Brothers Held Girls Captive For 10 Years

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The identities of the three men taken into custody for abducting Amanda Berry and two other women more than a decade ago have been revealed.

Authorities arrested Ariel Castro, 52, and his brothers, Pedro Castro, 54, and Onil Castro, 50, who officials believe assisted their brother.

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Amanda Berry, 27, Georgina "Gina" DeJesus, 23, and Michele Knight, 32, all vanished in separate incidents near their Cleveland homes from 2002-2004.

Incredibly, the three missing women were found alive last night.

Berry escaped from Ariel Castro's home about 6 p.m. with the help of neighbor Charles Ramsey. She called police, who rescued DeJesus and Knight.

Castro was an unassuming man, a former school bus driver who liked playing with children, and loved music and his bass guitar, according to friends.

He was also skilled at keeping a dark side hidden, said his uncle, who lived down the block from his home where three missing women bolted to freedom.

"Nobody in the neighborhood or in the family could imagine that something like this would happen," Julio Castro told ABC News following the arrest.

Juan Alicea, a relative of Castro, said the suspect was intensely private and kept his social life outside of his home - clearly for this exact reason.

"He'd never have anyone come over," Alicea said. "He'd never had [a] social life unless they were outside on the porch or something, as far as I know."

Cleveland Deputy Police Chief Ed Tomba said at a news conference today charges would be filed within 36 hours of the three suspects' arrests.

It was not immediately known what charges the men could face or what roles the brothers allegedly played in the crimes against the three captives.

To say the least, the community is stunned.

In a good way, that the girls (now young women) are alive and in relatively good health, and in a bad way, that this awfulness all went down close by.

Charles Ramsey, the neighbor who helped Berry break free when he heard her cries for help, said he'd barbecued with Castro and never suspected anything.

"He just comes out to his backyard, plays with the dogs, tinkering with his cars and motorcycles and goes back in the house," Ramsey said Monday.

"Sometimes you look and then you look away because he's not doing nothing but average stuff. Ain't nothing unusual about him. Well, until today."

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These guys don't age well

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Talk about racism. Here we have 3 Latinos that kidnapped 3 Caucasian girls and held them for how many years and you guys want to talk about color. What is wrong with you. Look outside your little box you live in and be happy these ladies are alive no matter what color they are. You're just showing how ignorant for even comparing this to a milk carton. These ladies are someone's children who lost many years without them. Color has nothing to do with it. Stop playing the race card and open up your heart to someone who has been kidnapped and found alive. Be happy for the families who've looked for their children. One of the parents of the ladies that was kidnapped died of a broken heart for God Sakes. You may not know what it is like to lose a child. However I do. I miss her everyday and some days seem unbearable and like the world is never ever going to be the same. However you think this all has to do with color or race. Shame on you. Don't judge be respectful during this time of hope. These women will have to live through this the rest of their life. Especially the one who has a child with a child molester. One day maybe there will be no more pointing fingers at color and religion etc. till then I pray your minds open to see the bigger picture. My prayers go out to these families and these brave women and this awesome neighbor who just happened to be in the right place at the right time. Prayers do come true. I wish mine did too.

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@ Openminded

I agree with you. And I'm sorry for your loss. The child that's 6 will have to later on in life learn about her father and what he did to her mother. Just imagine how this child will have to live her life knowing this. And all this time those women lost that they can never get back. Its a good thing they are alive though.

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Sick ass men! I say cut their penis off and shoved it down their throat. And that still wouldn't be enough compared to what those girls went through. Look how nasty these men look. They probably did what they did because they couldn't find a woman. Hope they rot in jail

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Oh look, it's Larry, Curly and Moe fucked up...I hope these sorry evil child molesting cocksuckers gets life without the possibility of parole. And I hope whoever fathered Amanda's child has to pay extra for everything sick and twisted he's ever done...Personally, I feel he needs to have his dick and testicles removed. But hey, that's just me.

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@ My Two Cents.....

And then paraded around with a dig collar & leash

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@ Martel+Jawuan+Owens

Amen to that!

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Wow ! This is more than scary...it really points up classicism. Rich, young, pretty blondes Do seem to have much more press than poor people...or am I confused ?

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@ ACORNInsider

My comment below was also directed at you Racist fuck...How about this one? Why don't three girls from your family get kidnapped so we can see what kind of coverage it gets..Or would you rather it be someonelse's...INSECURE SELFISH PRICK.

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@ ACORNInsider

Give me a break!!!! That is just the height of insensitivity!!!!! Tell me you aren't really that mean.

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@ ACORNInsider

Nope, you are in fact correct. Very rarely do we ever hear about little children of color who make it back home alive after being kidnapped, let alone hearing so much as an amber alert on one...let's face facts here, this society that we live in is very much a whitewashed society. Where the damsel in distress are almost always portrayed by caucasians and never hear mention of the little black and brown girls that go missing. That's some kind of society for ya wouldn't you say!

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@ My Two Cents.....

Yo asshole, so your saying basically who the fuk cares about these girls or what they went through because they're blond or white..Is that what your saying? And where the fuk does it say that they're rich (like all white people are rich)...Also one of the victims is HISPANIC but you wouldn't know that cause your too busy trolling news stories looking for some Tit for Tat to make your insecure ass feel better..LOSER! Its people like you that are the problem in this country...Can't even show compassion for victims cause of his own insecurities...Just remember KARMAS A BITCH!!..Its your punk ass that might be on the helpless end looking for someones compassion one day. Racist bastard!

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It has nothing to do with These men being Hispanic, it has to do with these men being awful people in general, DO NOT make it a racial agenda on their part. There are men of every ethnicity that do things like this every day and its sickening.

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IMPOTENCE ruled that family.
...........bet?

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We see more and more young girls and women taken and abused by Hispanic men, sometimes very young girls as young as 8 or 9. Women and girls disappear in Honduras every single day. There is news that it also happens in other countries south of the US border too. There is something in a culture that grows in that is seriously sick. Praying for any woman growing up in that culture.

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@ Frogmore

So true...

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@ Frogmore

Racist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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@ jose

Maybe he has a valid point....maybe you can't see it because you are so close to it in terms of being hispanic yourself..unless I'm mistaken please correct me. But if he's willing to say that then I'll go ahead and say that there are some sick and twisted ass black men out there too who do messed up shit like this, remember when that guy from Jamaica had all of his daughters locked up in a sex dungeon and was made,to bare his own grandkids? Remember that, well I do, it was featured on Americas most wanted. And the caught his nasty ass too. He got life I believe. So Jose, it just goes to show you that all fucked up folks come in all shapes creeds and social economic statuses what have you....it's not racist if crazy comes in ever color...just saying! Take care though. By the way, I'm black...

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Gabrielcernica@gmail.com

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@ Wanin

This has nothing to do with RACE, there are men from all over the country from all over the world that do things like this and it is NOT OKAY in any case. People like you make it a race thing when you throw your ignorance out there. What about Charles Manson, Dean Corll, Amy Archer-Gilligan, Ed Gein, Ted Bundy? The list goes on and on! These were all white men some were EDUCATED white men what about that culture? These people did far more sick things and you want to make it a culture thing? PLEASE STOP BEING SO IGNORANT!

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@ Wanin

What are u talking about?Are u serius u racist

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