Two of the Cleveland kidnap victims detailed years of incarceration and abuse in personal diaries, a prosecutor has revealed.
In a sentencing memo file submitted last night, prosecutor Timothy McGinty said the diaries speak of "forced sexual conduct, of being locked in a dark room ... [and] of the dreams of someday escaping and being reunited with family".
Ariel Castro, who has pleaded guilty to 937 charges including rape and aggravated murder, is due to be sentence later today.
Three Cleveland women kidnapped and raped by former school bus driver Ariel Castro have said they are relieved and satisfied that he will spend the rest of his life in prison under a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Amanda Berry, 27, Gina DeJesus, 23, and Michelle Knight, 32, were abducted by Castro and held captive for as long as 11 years in his house, where he repeatedly raped them. They were rescued on May 6th, along with Berry's 6-year-old daughter fathered by Castro in captivity.
"Amanda, Gina, and Michelle are relieved by today's plea," the three women said in a statement released by the law firm Jones Day.
"They are satisfied by this resolution to the case, and are looking forward to having these legal proceedings draw to a final close in the near future."