Ariel Castro Accused of Kidnapping Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus & Michelle Knight Indicted on 329 Charges Including Murder, Kidnapping and Rape



Ariel Castro, the man accused of kidnapping and holding Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight for a decade has been indicted on 329 charges, including murder, kidnapping and rape. The indictment returned by a Cuyahoga County grand jury was a who’s who of sick and twisted depravity of crimes perpetrated upon the three woman he kidnapped, sexually abuses and held captive for a decade in his Ohio home. The list included 2 counts of aggravated murder, 139 counts of rape, 177 counts of kidnapping, 7 counts of gross sexual imposition, 3 counts of felonious assault and 1 count of possession of criminal tools.


A Cuyahoga County grand jury returned the indictment Friday against Ariel Castro, a former school bus driver fired last fall.

Castro, 52, is accused of kidnapping Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight and holding them captive along with a 6-year-old girl he fathered with Berry.

The grand jury charged Castro with two counts of aggravated murder related to one act, saying he purposely caused the unlawful termination of one of the women’s pregnancies. Castro also was indicted on 139 counts of rape, 177 counts of kidnapping, seven counts of gross sexual imposition, three counts of felonious assault and one count of possession of criminal tools.

Cuyahoga County prosecutor Tim McGinty said the indictment covers only the period from August 2002, when the first of the women disappeared, to February 2007.

The indictment refers to the women as Jane Doe 1, Jane Doe 2 and Jane Doe 3 and gives a glimpse into the circumstances of their captivity.

The aggravated murder counts stem from the unlawful termination of Jane Doe 1′s pregnancy in late 2006 or early 2007, the indictment says.

Ariel Castro was arrested May 6, 2013 after Amanda Berry was able to scape from Casto’s ‘House of Horrors’ by breaking through a door at the home, yelled to neighbors for help. She was able to borrow a cell phone from and tell the 911 operator, “Help me. I’m Amanda Berry. I’ve been kidnapped, and I’ve been missing for 10 years, and I’m, I’m here, I’m free now.”

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  • Comments

    5 Responses to “Ariel Castro Accused of Kidnapping Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus & Michelle Knight Indicted on 329 Charges Including Murder, Kidnapping and Rape”

    1. Rightknight on June 9th, 2013 11:02 am

      But, but wait, on the good side he played some kind of
      musical instrument, right?

    2. A Texas Grandfather on June 9th, 2013 12:11 pm

      It matters not that the kidnapper had some good experiences in his life. What matters is that he took a portion of the life of these young women against their will.

      His real punishment will come from GOD, but society has the right to punish him in this life.

      We will have to wait while the criminal justice system in Ohio takes the steps to prove his guilt and apply an appropriate punishment.

    3. NGBoston on June 9th, 2013 6:19 pm


    4. Lady T on June 11th, 2013 2:01 pm

      Each time I read about this; then I starts to cry;the only thing I can think of is What if it was my child, but it doens’ matter who child it is; It’s the facts that this monster was totally not human… I’m also upset with the authorities, because I beleive they didn’t put enough effort into the search; come on three children went missing over half of the lives today. If this was my child I beleive I would have gone into everyone house in the area or the whole town. Today, I beleive a bill need to past to have a complete thorough check including businesses, homes, cars, ect….. The the Army, Nationa Gards, Air Force, and much more to help in a situation when someone especillay a child that’s missing. I feels the president would need to make so changes to prevent this ever, ever, happening. I give my love to those threes girls, especilly “Amanda”–this one strong woman on earth… love this woman…

    5. Cleveland House of Horrors Kidnapper Ariel Castro Found Dead in Jail Cell | Scared Monkeys on September 3rd, 2013 11:45 pm

      [...] cell at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient. Castro, who was convicted last month in the kidnappings of Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus and sentenced to prison for over 1000 years. He was found hanging in his cell at approximately 9:20 [...]

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