Man who abducted women is the father of 6-year-old Berry

DNA tests have confirmed that Ariel Castro is the father of 6-year-old Amanda Beryy born to one of the three women he is accused of keeping in captivity for more than a decade. Castro’s DNA does not match that of any other Ohio abduction cases.

Berry was one of the individuals rescued Monday along with Michelle Knight, who disappeared in 2002, and Georgina “Gina” DeJesus, who disappeared in 2004.
Castro is currently on suicide prevention, which is standard procedure for high-profile inmates. A day earlier, a judge ordered he be held Thursday on $8 million bond on kidnapping and rape charges.

The prosecutor intends on charging Castro with attempted and aggravated murders, in which Castro allegedly forced miscarriages.

Investigators were told the women were chained in the basement of the home, but later moved upstairs to rooms on the second floor. They were allowed out of the home only twice. Castro would frequently test the women by pretending to leave and then discipline any of them if they had moved.

Authorities continue to investigate the situation.

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