I'm a sexual predator - Castro letter

2013-05-09 15:30
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Cape Town - A letter has surfaced in which US 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.

Castro was arrested on Tuesday, along with his brothers Onil and Pedro, on charges of kidnapping and rape. His brothers have not been charged as police say there is no evidence linking them to the abduction of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight who escaped from his Cleveland home on Monday after a decade in captivity.

"I just got a copy of a letter written by Ariel Castro in 2004. Cops found it in his house. He says 'I am a sexual predator. I need help'," tweeted journalist Scott Taylor, who posted excerpts from the letter on his Twitter account. Taylor said the letter was discovered by police who were searching Castro's house for evidence.

Seemingly placing blame on his victims, Castro reportedly wrote, "They are here against their will because they made a mistake of getting in a car with a total stranger."

The three Ohio women were abducted separately in 2002, 2003 and 2004 by the 52-year-old whose modus operandi was offering them rides.

According to Taylor, Castro continues: "I don't know why I kept looking for another. I already had 2 in my possession."

The former bus driver also expressed suicidal thoughts in the letter, saying he wanted to kill himself and "give all the money I saved to my victims".

Castro also allegedly wrote that he was surprised to find that his youngest victim Gina deJesus, who was 14-years-old and his daughter's best friend at the time, was so young.
 
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