Kidnapping victims http://www.kplu.org en Cleveland man charged with rape and kidnapping http://www.kplu.org/post/cleveland-man-charged-rape-and-kidnapping <p><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">A Cleveland man arrested after three women missing for a decade were found alive at his home was charged Wednesday with kidnapping and raping them. Prosecutors brought no charges against his brothers, saying there was no evidence they had any part in the crime.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Ariel Castro, 52, was charged with four counts of kidnapping — covering all three captives and the daughter born to one of them while she was held — and three counts of rape against the three women. The former school bus driver owns the peeling, run-down home where the women were rescued on Monday, after one of them broke through a screen door.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 22:02:33 +0000 The Associated Press 8714 at http://www.kplu.org Cleveland man charged with rape and kidnapping Sister of found kidnapping victim offers thanks, seeks privacy http://www.kplu.org/post/sister-found-kidnapping-victim-offers-thanks-seeks-privacy-0 <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'Palatino Linotype', 'Book Antiqua', serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(54, 54, 54);">Amanda Berry, who was held captive for about a decade before being rescued from a house along with two other women, arrived at her sister's home Wednesday morning to the cheers of hundreds of neighbors and swarms of journalists.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'Palatino Linotype', 'Book Antiqua', serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(54, 54, 54);">Berry's sister, Beth Serrano, spoke briefly to the crowd after their arrival, thanking the community for their support but asking for privacy during this difficult time.</p><p> Wed, 08 May 2013 18:19:55 +0000 The Associated Press 8706 at http://www.kplu.org Sister of found kidnapping victim offers thanks, seeks privacy Police twice visited Ohio home where kidnapping victims held http://www.kplu.org/post/police-twice-visited-ohio-home-where-kidnapping-victims-held <p><span style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); font-family: 'Palatino Linotype', 'Book Antiqua', serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">One neighbor says a naked woman was seen crawling on her hands and knees in the backyard of the house a few years ago. Another neighbor says he heard pounding on the doors and noticed plastic bags over the windows.</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'Palatino Linotype', 'Book Antiqua', serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(54, 54, 54);">Police showed up at the house both times, the neighbors say, but never went inside.</p><p> Tue, 07 May 2013 19:50:42 +0000 The Associated Press 8692 at http://www.kplu.org Police twice visited Ohio home where kidnapping victims held 'I'm free now': Three missing women found in Ohio http://www.kplu.org/post/im-free-now-three-missing-women-found-ohio <p><span style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); font-family: 'Palatino Linotype', 'Book Antiqua', serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">Three women who went missing separately about a decade ago, when they were in their teens or early </span>20s<span style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); font-family: 'Palatino Linotype', 'Book Antiqua', serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">, were found alive Monday in a residential area just south of downtown, and a man was arrested.</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'Palatino Linotype', 'Book Antiqua', serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(54, 54, 54);">One of the women told a 911 dispatcher the person who had taken her was gone, and she pleaded for police officers to come and get her, saying, "I'm free now."</p><p> Tue, 07 May 2013 02:42:47 +0000 The Associated Press 8683 at http://www.kplu.org 'I'm free now': Three missing women found in Ohio