How horrific. Amanda, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were repeatedly raped, resulting in five pregnancies, a new report suggests. Keep reading for all the details.
Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were allegedly raped and beaten while pregnant, a new report says. The three Cleveland women, who escaped to freedom on May 6, were reportedly forced to have sex with their alleged captors — Ariel, Olin and Pedro Castro.
Kidnapping Victims: 5 Pregnancies During 10 Years In Captivity — Beaten & Raped
The three women were raped in their near decade-long nightmare, resulting in up to five pregnancies between them, sources tell Ohio station WKYC.
As if this story couldn’t get any more tragic, one of the victims allegedly had two or three miscarriages because she was malnourished while being held captive at the Seymour Ave. house.
Amanda, who vanished on April 21, 2003, managed to birth a six-year-old daughter, Jocelyn, during her 10 years in captivity.
Amanda Berry & Two Other Women Rescued After 10 Years In Captivity
Amanda made a call to authorities on Monday, May 6, after getting some assistance from a neighbor who heard her cries for help. Gina, missing since April 2, 2004, and Michelle, 32, last seen in 2002 at age 21, were also in the house with Amanda.
Ariel, who owned the house, was arrested. His two brothers, Onil and Pedro, were also arrested.
Such a tragedy. We’re so happy the women and little Jocelyn were rescued.
Police still need to interview the three victims, as well as the three brothers in custody. Amanda is being hailed as a hero — and rightfully so.
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