10:44 09 May 2013
Ariel Castro, aged 52, is due in court in Ohio on Thursday 9th May, 2013, as police have charged him with rape and kidnap. This comes after three women who were kidnapped in the American state of Ohio were found earlier this week.
The female trio were rescued after being missing for nearly ten years. This came about as one of the women became freed on Monday this week.
The three women, Amanda Berry, 27 years old, Gina DeJesus, 23 years old, and Michelle Knight, 32 years old, all disappeared separately. This relates to the years 2002 to 2004.
On becoming freed, Amanda Berry contacted the authorities. Her phone call was released by the police. Amanda Berry said: “Help me! I'm Amanda Berry... I've been kidnapped and I've been missing for 10 years and I'm here. I'm free now.”
The house in which they were rescued from reportedly belongs to Ariel Castro.
Two other men – both brothers of Ariel Castro – were also arrested but the pair have not been charged.
All three women went to hospital and now Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus have left there. Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus left hospital on Wednesday, 8th May.
According to reports, Michelle Knight remains in hospital as of time of press.
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