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Horrifying Described abuse, including forced sexual conduct. AP

Cleveland Captives Kept Detailed Diaries

Documents filed Wednesday revealed that the three women held in Ariel Castro's Cleveland home for years kept detailed accounts of their abuse in diaries. "The entries speak of forced sexual conduct, of being locked in a dark room, of anticipating the next session of abuse, of the dreams of someday escaping and being reunited with family, of being chained to a wall, of being held like a prisoner of war, of missing the lives they once enjoyed, of emotional abuse, of his threats to kill, of being treated like an animal, of continuous abuse, and of desiring freedom," the memo stated. Castro, who pleaded guilty last week to 937 counts of rape, kidnapping, and aggravated murder, will have his formal sentencing hearing Thursday.

July 31, 2013 10:39 PM