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Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus news round-up: sex, popsicles and experts

by | 8th, May 2013

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AMANDA Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus news round-up.

The three women from Cleveland, Ohio, are back with their families.  Ariel Castro (52), a former bus driver, and his two brothers, Pedro (54) and Onil (50) have been arrested.

The Child:

Amanda Berry emerged form the hosue with a six-year-old child.

ABC News : “Cleveland Girl Born in Captivity ‘Smiling,’ Eating Popsicles”

The Dungeon:

Daily Star (front page): “Sex Slaves Chained For 10 Years in Dungeon”

“They had five babies in shackles”

Daily Mirror (front page): “Five Babies Born in Brothers Grim Dungeon”

NYDaily News : “Three kidnapping victims were repeatedly raped, resulting in 5 pregnancies: sources

What sources? We’re not told. It’s just sources. Still, sex sells…


Police would not say how the women were taken captive or how they were hidden in the neighborhood where they had vanished. Investigators also would not say whether they were kept in restraints inside the house or sexually assaulted.

The Women:

The Times (front page): “Police praises the courage of women who survived ten years of captivity”

The Castros:

Irish Times : “The son of a Cleveland man suspected of abducting three women interviewed the mother of one of the kidnapped women months after her disappearance, while working as a student journalist.”

In a bizarre twist in the remarkable story of three women freed on Monday after a decade in captivity, it emerged yesterday that the son of Ariel Castro, one of the suspected kidnappers, interviewed the mother of Gina DeJesus, a 14-year-old who went missing in April 2004.

Castro’s son, writing at the time as Ariel Castro but now known as Anthony Castro, interviewed the mother Nancy Ruiz for an article in a local newspaper in 2004, seemingly unaware of his father’s alleged role in the teenager’s disappearance.

Asked by a local news station about his 2004 interview and the events of recent days, Anthony Castro, now 31, said: “This is beyond comprehension . . . I’m truly stunned right now.” The older Ariel Castro (52), a former bus driver, and his two brothers, Pedro (54) and Onil (50) were arrested on Monday after one of the women, Amanda Berry, escaped with help from a neighbour and alerted police.

“Help me, I am Amanda Berry,” the 27-year-old woman told police in a hysterical call to 911 emergency services from a neighbour’s house. “I’ve been kidnapped and I’ve been missing for 10 years. And I’m . . . I’m here, I’m free now.”

The Police:

Four years ago, in another poverty-stricken part of town, police were heavily criticized following the discovery of 11 women’s bodies in the home and backyard of Anthony Sowell, who was later convicted of murder and sentenced to death.

The families of Sowell’s victims accused police of failing to properly investigate the disappearances because most of the women were addicted to drugs and poor. For months, the stench of death hung over the house, but it was blamed on a sausage factory next door…

This time, two neighbors said they

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