The Ohio man convicted of holding three women captive in his Cleveland house for over a decade and raping them repeatedly has been sentenced to life without parole plus 1,000 years in prison.
ITV News Correspondent John Ray reports:
Ariel Castro, 53, had pleaded guilty to 937 counts including aggravated murder, kidnapping, rape and assault.
Speaking before his sentence Castro apologised to his victims and told the court he's addicted to pornography, but he claimed that most of the sex with the women was consensual.
He got the life term for the most serious count and was getting additional time for the hundreds of other counts.
A deal struck on Friday spared him from a possible death sentence for beating and starving a pregnant victim until she miscarried.
The women disappeared separately between 2002 and 2004 when they were 14, 16 and 20 years old.
They escaped on 6th May when one of them, Amanda Berry, broke out part of the door to Castro's house and yelled to neighbours for help.
The women described horrific conditions in the home, which Castro turned into a jury-rigged prison.
Michelle Knight was only one of the women kidnapped by Castro who spoke for herself, the other women were represented by family or lawyers.