Ohio 'kidnapper' Ariel Castro 'faces 977 charges'

Ariel Castro has already pleaded not guilty to more than 300 charges Credit: DPA/Press Association Images

The Ohio prosecutor has announced a 977-count indictment against a man charged with holding three women captive and abusing them in his home in Cleveland, Ohio, for around a decade, according to the Reuters news agency.

Ariel Castro had already pleaded not guilty to a 329 count indictment that includes multiple charges of kidnap and rape.