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Child’s name deleted in Cleveland kidnapping case

Updated at: 09/24/2013 9:36 AM
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At his sentencing for kidnapping three young women in Cleveland, Ariel Castro insisted that he was nto a monster.
At his sentencing for kidnapping three young women in Cleveland, Ariel Castro insisted that he was nto a monster.
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Ariel Castro faces a sentence of life in prison plus 1,000 years.
Ariel Castro faces a sentence of life in prison plus 1,000 years.
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Ariel Castro has agreed to plead guilty in a deal to avoid the death penalty.
Ariel Castro has agreed to plead guilty in a deal to avoid the death penalty.
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Kidnapping victims Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight broke their silence in a YouTube video.
Kidnapping victims Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight broke their silence in a YouTube video.
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Amanda Berry, right, hugs her sister Beth Serrano after being reunited in a Cleveland hospital Monday May 6, 2013. Berry and two other women were found in a house near downtown Cleveland Monday after being missing for about a decade.
Amanda Berry, right, hugs her sister Beth Serrano after being reunited in a Cleveland hospital Monday May 6, 2013. Berry and two other women were found in a house near downtown Cleveland Monday after being missing for about a decade.



(AP) CLEVELAND - A judge says the name of a girl fathered by a Cleveland man who held her mother captive for a decade will be deleted from the public court record.

The decision by Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Common Pleas Judge Michael Russo involves the daughter of kidnapper Ariel Castro and one of his three victims, who gave birth on Christmas 2006. The Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/14CROsR ) reports the prosecutor asked to have the child’s name deleted from court records to protect her privacy.

The child’s mother, Amanda Berry, kicked out the door of Castro’s house in May and yelled for help, freeing herself, the 6-year-old girl and two other women. DNA evidence confirmed that Castro was the girl’s father.

The 53-year-old Castro pleaded guilty in July. He committed suicide in prison Sept. 3.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com

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