Cleveland Kidnap Victims Ask for Privacy

The three women held captive in a Cleveland home for a decade thanked the community and asked, via a spokesman, for privacy so they can recover from the ordeal, NBC News reported. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight will not speak with media representatives during the criminal investigation and prosecution of their accused captor, Ariel Castro, according to Jim Wooley, a partner at the Jones Day law firm in Cleveland who read brief statements at a press conference Sunday morning. Berry and DeJesus were reportedly reunited with their families earlier this week. Knight was released Friday from a hospital where she was getting mental health treatment. It was not clear where she was heading after leaving the hospital. The alleged captor, Castro, 52, has been charged with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape, and is being held in lieu of an $8 million bail.

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