Women Detail Sexual Abuse, Beatings in Cleveland Captivity

Several calls to authorities by neighbors appear to have been ignored


Three young women, reunited with their families for the first time in nearly a decade, were beginning to talk to investigators Tuesday about their life in captivity amid reports that the women were forced to endure years of sexual abuse and beatings inside a rundown house on Cleveland's west side.

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight bolted to freedom Monday after Berry's screams alerted a neighbor who helped her break free.

Police have arrested three brothers, Ariel Castro, 52, the owner of the house and a former Cleveland school bus driver; Pedro Castro, 54; and Onil Castro, 50, in connection with the alleged abductions.

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  1. Well, sure, Government Almighty might not be able to defend us against men who imprison sex-slave women for a decade or two here or there, but, hey, as we Scienfoologists say, “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life!” And on the Bright Side of a Government Almighty, who loves us more than we love ourselves! The BRIGHT side of life is, while failing to protect us from literal sexual slavery, Government Almighty saves us from pot smokers, married gay people, hookers, and, don’t forget, unlicensed flower arrangers, unlicensed interior decorators, and people who blow on “lung flutes” or use “ear-poppers” or other “dangerous medical devices” w/o blessings (AKA prescriptions) from our medical and moral superiors, known as physicians. All Praise Government Almighty! To learn more about Scienfoology, see .

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