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Arlene Castro, Daughter of Cleveland Kidnap Monster, Was Best Friends With 'House of Horrors' Victim Gina DeJesus

In one of the most bizarre twists of the Cleveland “house of horrors” story, the daughter of accused rapist Ariel Castro was best friends with Gina DeJesus, and may have been the last person to see the victim before the girl was kidnapped in 2004 at age 14. Even while police and the FBI searched for DeJesus — who prosecutors now say was one of three women kept captive and [...]

Ariel Castro Charged With Kidnapping, Rape of Cleveland Women; New Details of 'House of Horrors' Case

Ariel Castro kidnapped his victims by offering them rides, then chained them in the basement of his home on Cleveland’s West Side, where they were repeatedly raped over the course of a decade, prosecutors say. Castro, 52, was formally charged Wednesday with three counts of rape and four counts of kidnapping, among other charges. Officials said Arile Castro’s two brothers, Pedro and Onil — who were arrested with him after [...]

Cleveland 'House of Horrors': Victims Raped, Impregnated, Beaten; UPDATE: Neighbors Say They Called Police Years Ago

Horrifying details emerged Tuesday of the abuse suffered by three women who were kidnapped and held captive for a decade in a Cleveland home where the victims — two of them taken when they were still teenagers — were rescued yesterday from their captors. Cleveland NBC affiliate WKYC-TV reported that Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were repeatedly raped, became pregnant and lost their babies as a result of [...]

Suspect Ariel Castro 'Was a Nice Guy,' Neighbor Says; Cleveland School Bus Driver and Brothers Arrested in 'House of Horrors' Kidnappings

News accounts are providing more information about Ariel Castro, the 52-year-old Cleveland school bus driver arrested as a suspect in the kidnapping of three teenage girls who were found alive Monday at a home on Seymour Avenue. “I’m not the only one on the block that feels ashamed to know that we didn’t notice anything,” neighbor Juan Perez told Cleveland ABC-TV affiliate News 5. “He was a nice guy, he [...]

Kidnapped Girls Rescued: Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight Found Alive in Cleveland; Suspect Ariel Castro Arrested

Police in Cleveland, Ohio, have rescued three women who had been kidnapped as teenagers years ago and apparently held in a home on the West Side of the city. Amanda Berry was 16 when she was kidnapped in 2003; Gina DeJesus was 14 when she disappeared in 2004; Michelle Knight was 18 when she went missing in 2002. Police have arrested the homeowner, Ariel Castro, 52 — identified as the [...]

Police: Student Faked Rape Threat Against Herself

A student at the University of Wyoming who claimed she was targeted for a Facebook rape threat because she “runs her liberal mouth all the time” faked the threat against herself, police say. Meg Lanker-Simons, 26, has been charged with interference with a police investigation by giving false statement. The phony threat, posted on a Facebook page called “UW Crushes” was cited as “an example of rape culture” by Lanker-Simons in [...]