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Ohio Kidnapper's Son Hopes Crimes Lead to Changes

By: AP
By: AP
credit: Associated Press

credit: Associated Press

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The son of Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro says he hopes his father's life and death can lead to changes in handling sexual predators, domestic violence, mental illness and prison safety.

Anthony Castro writes in a Plain Dealer column published Sunday that "justice truly will have been served" if his father's horrific acts can prevent similar crimes.

Ariel Castro took hi sown life in prison this month while beginning a life sentence for imprisoning three women in his home for a decade, repeatedly beating and raping them.

Anthony Castro writes that he was "horrified and disgusted" by his father's actions, "shell-shocked" by the ensuing media barrage and still angry when Castro killed himself.

He writes that he isn't going to hate his father, saying his punishment is between Castro "and his Maker."


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