DNA tests show Ariel Castro fathered Cleveland girl born in captivity

Ariel Castro, 52, is shown in this Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office booking photo taken on May 9, 2013. Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office/Handout via Reuters
Ariel Castro, 52, in his booking photo taken Thursday. Credit: Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office/Handout via Reuters

The Ohio attorney general said on Friday that DNA tests showed Cleveland kidnapping and rape suspect Ariel Castro is the father of the 6-year-old girl born to one of the three women he is accused of holding in captivity for a decade.

Attorney General Mike DeWine said in a statement that “forensic scientists worked throughout the night to confirm that Castro is the father of the 6-year-old girl born in captivity to one of the kidnapping victims.”


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