Transcript for Ariel Castro Charged With Kidnapping, Rape
My name is Victor -- and I am the chief assistant. Prosecutor for the city Cleveland. First and foremost I believe I speak for everyone. In our city that we are happy that Michelle you know and -- are safe and healthy. Second. -- like to thank the citizens that came to a man this immediate assistance when she was trying to escape. That led to the eventual discovery of challenging -- I would also like to commend. The members of the Cleveland divisional police. The kiowa county sheriff's office. The federal bureau of investigations. -- their dedicated work and conducting the investigation in this case. Regarding this case. I just -- criminal complaint. Charging aerial Castro. With four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape. -- seven criminal complaints. Are first degree felonies. The defendant will be arraigned tomorrow morning Cleveland municipal court. And his case will be transferred over to the Cuyahoga court. Kiowa county court of common pleas. Cuyahoga County prosecutor's office will that she what the prosecution of these criminal cases. This case will proceed to the Cuyahoga County grand jury. -- which time -- -- expect will result in indictments on these charges. And may result in additional -- counts. As it relates to -- -- -- -- No charges will be filed against these two individuals at this time. There is no evidence. That these two individuals had any involvement. In the commission of the crimes committed against Michelle. Gina Amanda in the minor child. However. Both of them to have outstanding Cleveland municipal court warrant for misdemeanor cases. -- -- -- -- dismissed the -- cases. For Pedro and and you know we'll both be here tomorrow morning Cleveland municipal court. Finally -- the chief prosecutor for the city of Cleveland. -- -- to Puerto Rico. I want to I want everyone to know. That the -- of the defendant. In this criminal case are not a reflection. Of the rest of the -- community. Here or in Puerto Rico. I also want to remind everyone that this is now -- pending criminal matter. And that was we will now be able to provide any more comments at this -- thank you.
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