Accused Cleveland Kidnapper Faces 329 Charges

Held three women for a decade


The Cleveland man charged with holding three women captive in his home for a decade, while raping and assaulting them, will be arraigned on Wednesday, officials said.

Court officials set the arraignment for Ariel Castro, 52, on 329 charges—including murder, kidnapping and rape.

The indictment returned Friday charged Castro with aggravated murder in a miscarriage that allegedly resulted from a captive women being starved and punched in the stomach.