2 Ohio kidnap survivors have book deal

2013-12-17 07:29

Two of the three Ohio women held captive for years in a Cleveland house have a book deal.

Castro called mother of victim - report

2013-09-06 21:04

According to a videotaped FBI interrogation, kidnapper Ariel Castro says he called the mother of one of his victims while she was in captivity and told her she was OK.

Kidnapper Ariel Castro's house demolished

2013-08-07 15:01

Demolition has begun on the US house where three women were held captive and raped for over a decade, and authorities want to make sure the rubble isn't sold online.

Prosecutor: Kidnapped Ohio women kept diaries

2013-08-01 09:04

Three women held captive in a run-down home for a decade kept diaries documenting the horrific physical and sexual abuse they suffered on a daily basis, prosecutors say.

Cleveland kidnapper to serve life

2013-07-26 20:04

Accused Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro has agreed on to plead guilty and serve life in prison without parole for the abduction and abuse of three women over about a decade.

Women in Ohio kidnap break silence

2013-07-09 09:55

Three women held captive in a Cleveland home for a decade have issued a video in which they thank the public for the encouragement and financial support that is allowing them to restart their lives.

US kidnap suspect expected to enter plea

2013-06-12 09:01

A US man accused of holding three young women captive for a decade is expected to plead not guilty to charges of kidnapping, rape and murder for beating one pregnant captive until she miscarried.

Ohio kidnap suspect to plead not guilty

2013-05-15 18:35

The attorneys for a man accused of keeping three women in captivity for about a decade, say he will plead not guilty.

Rot in jail: US kidnap suspect's brothers

2013-05-13 19:01

The brothers of the US man charged with kidnapping and raping three women, locking them in his home for a decade, say they hope he "rots" in jail.

US kidnap suspect's brothers had no idea

2013-05-12 21:23

The brothers of the US man charged with kidnapping and raping three women and locking them in his home for a decade, say they had no idea what was happening.

Cleveland women face long road to healing

2013-05-11 18:49

Therapists say that with extensive treatment and support, healing is likely for the three Cleveland women who were held captive for a decade, but it's likely to be a long journey.

Tests confirm Castro is captive girl's dad

2013-05-10 18:15

The attorney general in the Midwestern US state of Ohio says tests have confirmed that alleged kidnapper Ariel Castro is the father of a 6-year-old girl rescued from his house with three women.

Ariel Castro's ex-relatives describe abuse

2013-05-10 09:02

A man accused of keeping three women captive in his home for about a decade and raping them had terrorised his wife years earlier, beating her and locking her indoors, her relatives say.

Horror details of Cleveland kidnappings

2013-05-09 22:23

A baby delivered on Christmas Day by a captive under threat of death, multiple miscarriages, repeated rapes and savage beatings - all over a decade within the walls of a Cleveland house.

US kidnap suspect's daughter speaks out

2013-05-09 21:08

The daughter of US kidnapping and rape suspect, Ariel Castro, says she's embarrassed and devastated by her father's alleged actions.

Bond set at $8m in Cleveland kidnappings

2013-05-09 15:29

A man has appeared in court on charges of rape and kidnapping after three women missing for about a decade were found alive at his home in the Midwestern US state of Ohio.

Kidnap hero Ramsey gets autotuned

2013-05-09 15:00

Amanda Berry rescuer Charles Ramsey, who became an internet sensation after giving colourful account of the rescue on TV, has been remixed by the Gregory Brothers.

Kidnap victims delivered baby in pool

2013-05-09 09:12

The longest held of the Cleveland kidnap victims says she helped deliver Amanda Berry's now 6-year-old child, with their kidnapper standing over them and threatening to kill them if the baby died.

Emotional homecoming for kidnap victims

2013-05-09 08:16

Two of the three young American women who were rescued this week after a decade spent imprisoned and tormented in a kidnapper's house have made an emotional return to their families.

US kidnapping suspect a Jekyll-and-Hyde figure

2013-05-08 22:03

Ariel Castro, the prime suspect in the Cleveland kidnappings, has emerged as a Jekyll-and-Hyde figure, a musician who tinkered with cars, but also allegedly beat his ex-wife and children.

No bodies at Cleveland house of horror

2013-05-08 16:43

A search of the Cleveland house and property where three woman were found after about a decade in captivity, did not uncover any human remains, authorities say.

Suspect helped look for missing US women

2013-05-08 15:04

The suspect in the case of three women who were rescued this week, 10 years after they went missing, had been active in neighbourhood searches and vigils for the girls, neighbours say.

Cleveland 3: Neighbours blame police

2013-05-08 08:16

Neighbours say they had twice called police to the Cleveland house where three women were being held, once when a child saw a naked woman crawling on her hands and knees in the backyard.

Dugard: Give Cleveland 3 time to heal

2013-05-07 22:08

Kidnapping survivor Jaycee Dugard says the women who went missing about a decade ago and were found at a Cleveland home, need a chance to heal and reconnect with the world.

Freed US women reunited with families

2013-05-07 17:08

The three young women held captive in a Cleveland house for as long as a decade have been reunited with their families, a report says.


Cleveland kidnap survivor opens up to Dr Phil

2013-11-04 18:00

One of three women who escaped from a ramshackle Cleveland home after more than a decade in captivity is about to share her story.


Ariel Castro, the Ohio man who kidnapped and imprisoned three young women for around a decade, was found dead in his prison cell in an apparent suicide. Watch.

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Life plus 1000yrs for US kidnapper Castro

2013-08-02 08:23

The man convicted of holding three women captive in his house for more than a decade and raping them repeatedly now faces life without parole plus 1 000 years.

Life in jail 'best sentence' for kidnapper

2013-07-30 13:02

A life behind bars is just punishment for Ariel Castro, who has pleaded guilty to kidnapping three women and holding them as sex slaves for a decade, his son says.

Accused US kidnapper offered deal: TV

2013-07-26 08:35

Ohio prosecutors have offered accused Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro a plea deal to avoid a trial on charges he abducted three women and brutalised them over a period of about a decade, say reports.

Alleged Cleveland kidnapper pleads not guilty

2013-06-12 16:25

A Cleveland man accused of holding three young women captive for a decade pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of kidnapping, rape and murder for beating one pregnant captive until she miscarried.

Charles Ramsey not endorsing free burgers

2013-05-25 14:52

The man who famously put aside his McDonald's hamburger to help rescue three women held captive in an Ohio house says he's not endorsing restaurants that are offering him free burgers for life.

Kidnappings: Man had history of violence

2013-05-13 21:55

Ariel Castro, the man accused of holding three young women captive for a decade, had a history of violence and threatening behaviour, US police reports have shown.

US kidnap victim Knight abused before

2013-05-12 22:51

With US kidnap victim Michelle Knight now free, a horrifying story is emerging of chronic abuse and trauma well before her 11 years of captivity.

Mom's 'best Mother's Day'

2013-05-12 14:25

The mother of Gina DeJesus is celebrating the "best Mother's Day" ever after her daughter was freed with three other captives after years of imprisonment in a Cleveland home in the US.

No human remains found in Ohio house

2013-05-10 20:37

The FBI says it did not recover human remains in its search of an Ohio house, where a man is accused of holding three women captive for a decade.


Cleveland kidnapper in court

2013-05-10 09:13

The man suspected of raping and kidnapping three women, holding them hostage in his Ohio home, has appeared in court.

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Cleveland 'kidnapper' could face execution

2013-05-10 08:15

A prosecutor says he may seek the death penalty for forced miscarriages in the case of a man suspected of raping and kidnapping three women who vanished for about a decade.

Cleveland kidnapper on suicide watch

2013-05-09 22:23

A former school bus driver accused of kidnapping and raping three women during a decade of captivity will be placed on a suicide watch in jail and is expected to be held in isolation.

I'm a sexual predator - Castro letter

2013-05-09 15:30

A letter has surfaced in which triple kidnap suspect Ariel Castro reportedly admits to being a sexual predator who "needs help". The letter is said to have been written in 2004.

Know your neighbours

2013-05-09 15:13

The story of the rescue of three kidnapped girls in Cleveland, Ohio has reminded Georgina Guedes of the importance of neighbourliness.


Kidnap victims return home

2013-05-09 10:06

Gina DeJesus and Amanda Berry retunred home after being held hostage for a decade. See the pictures here.

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Police in the US state of Cleveland have charged a man over the rape and kidnapping of three women held captive for more than a decade. Watch.

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Ariel Castro charged with kidnap, rape

2013-05-08 23:43

A 52-year-old US man, Ariel Castro, has been charged with kidnapping and rape in connection with the abduction in Cleveland of three women who went missing a decade ago.

Cleveland women's captivity questions

2013-05-08 18:58

As authorities prepared to file charges against three brothers suspected of keeping three young women captive for nearly a decade, police say they found chains and ropes used to bind the victims inside.

Chains, ropes in US kidnap house: Police

2013-05-08 15:42

US police investigating the decade-long kidnap of three Ohio women found ropes and chains in the house where they were held, says Cleveland's police chief.

Police to question triple kidnap suspects

2013-05-08 09:16

Cleveland police say they plan to interview the suspects in the case of three women who were discovered in a home after being missing for around a decade.

Freed US women give hope to SA families

2013-05-07 22:41

With the discovery of three women who had been missing for a decade in the US, hope remains alive for families of missing people in South Africa, Missing Children South Africa says.

Police to move slowly in Cleveland case

2013-05-07 18:30

Cleveland police say it will take days for the facts to emerge of how three women, two of whom had been held captive for over a decade, were kidnapped and how they were held.

No complaints over Cleveland house of horror

2013-05-07 16:05

Cleveland officials say there are no records of complaints about the house where 3 kidnapped women were kept for over a decade.

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