McGinty Sends Message After Castro Death
CLEVELAND — Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty used Ariel Castro’s death to send a message to other criminals.
Castro, 53, was found hanged in his cell at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient, Ohio Tuesday.
He had only been in the prison system for about a month following his Aug. 1 sentencing.
Castro was supposed to spend life in prison without parole, plus 1,000 years, for the kidnapping and repeated rape and torture of three young Cleveland women.
McGinty’s statement read:
“These degenerate molesters are cowards. They con and capture vulnerable children. This man couldn’t take, for even a month, a small portion of what he had dished out for more than a decade.
“Let this be a message to other child kidnappers: There will be a heavy price to pay when you are caught. You won’t enjoy the captive side of the bars.”
Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus escaped Castro’s Seymour Avenue home in May.