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Ohio man who kept women captive gets life without parole

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Ohio man convicted of keeping women captive, raping them over decade has received a sentence of life without parole.

Earlier today in court, Ariel Castro who was convicted of imprisoning three women in his Cleveland home for a decade apologized to his victims but also claims most of the sex was consensual.

Castro says he isn't a monster. He says he's sick and addicted to pornography. He says he didn't even plan the first kidnapping.

He says he knows what he did was wrong, but that he's not a violent person and that his captives asked for sex and weren't tortured.

The women described horrific conditions in the home, which Castro turned into a jury-rigged prison.

Castro spoke during his sentencing hearing Thursday where a judge could order him to serve life in prison plus 1,000 years.

The 53-year-old Castro pleaded guilty last week to 937 counts.


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