One of Ariel Castro victim's was seen in court seen embracing a member of the prosecution team ahead of his sentencing.
Michelle Knight was held captive for 11 years by the former school bus driver, who abducted and sexually abused her.
Castro was sitting at the front of the courtroom when Knight arrived. Ms Knight is expected to give a victim statement in court shortly. Castro is expected to be sentenced to life in prison.
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