Ariel Castro indicted in connection with Cleveland kidnapping case

CLEVELAND, Oh. - A 52-year-old Cleveland man was indicted Friday on 329 counts for allegedly kidnapping and holding captive three young women in his house for 10 years, authorities said.

One charge accuses him of aggravated murder for purposely causing the unlawful termination of a pregnancy, authorities said.

The indictment charges Ariel Castro with 139 counts of rape, 177 counts of kidnapping, seven counts of gross sexual imposition, three counts of felonious assault and one count of possession of criminal tools, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty said in a statement.

Castro will be arraigned next week, authorities said.


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