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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