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Cleveland man arraigned on rape, kidnap charges

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Updated: 5/09/2013 12:32 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A Cleveland man has been arraigned on charges of rape and kidnapping days after three women missing for about a decade were found alive at his home.

Ariel Castro appeared in court Thursday morning. He looked down at the ground while lawyers spoke to the judge. Bond was set at $2 million on each case.

Police say they've talked with both Castro, who is a former school bus driver, and the three women at length in building their case.

While they're not revealing many details, police do say the women were kept inside Castro's house for all but a few brief minutes over the last 10 years.

The three women disappeared separately between 2002 and 2004 and were found Monday after one of them screamed for help to escape and contacted police.

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Fred Thompson - 5/9/2013 9:13 AM
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Formaly charged today with 3 counts of rape and kidnapping/torture. I want to know what the other 2 brothers may know' sence they were cleared of charges( somethings still not right). This is going to turn out to be a truly horrific real life horror story as the investigation continues. those 3 girls/women are going to need seriously LOVE AND THEROPY the rest of their lives..Just so sad' but so glad they are freed now.
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