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Posted on 05/07/2013 7:20:36 AM PDT by Biggirl
CLEVELAND (CBS Cleveland/AP) Cleveland officials say they have no records of anyone calling about criminal activity at the house where three kidnapped women were kept for years before being found.
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Was the alleged perp on welfare?
What's the odds they are illegal immigrants?
On a side note does anyone else think the neighbor that saved these girls looks EXACTLY like the Heineken Looter guy from Hurricane Katrina?
If you look at the article here:
You will see different flags outside the house. A few images show an American flag. Yet, other images show a Puerto Rican flag.
Authorities believe Castro, who was once a city school bus driver, was keeping the women locked inside his modest two-story home, which he has owned since 1992, ABC News has learned.
The story is just plain weird. How do you hold people captive for that long? You’d think there would be a slip-up more recently than now.
Sounds eerily like the Jeffrey Dahmer case. Prior home visits from donut cops.
Wow, that raised the hair on the back of my neck.
Sick isn’t it. I had the same reaction.
YES....He has redeemd himself!
I have not dug into this very deep.
But we need to remember, in my rare defense of LEO investigative SOP, we don’t expect anyone to enter a house or confiscate property or search without probable cause and/or a warrant.
We need to be careful about what LEO should have known or could have done even if one of the perps had previous contact with LEO.
Wow. That is sick.
LOL, my husband’s words exactly.
There was a case like this in California a few years ago. A nutcase had kidnapped a girl, kept her locked in a shed in the backyard, and even had three children with her. He had a wife, btw, who had actually helped him kidnap the girl. The children were rarely seen and when they were, were assumed to belong to the wife. Apparently in this new Cleveland case as well, nobody even knew there was also a 6 yr old girl in the house, the daughter of one of the kidnapped girls.
IIRC in the California case, the house had even been visited by social workers for some unrelated reason, and they saw nothing amiss.
Business Insider is reporting that the article was written by the son of the alleged kidnapper:
I believe that was written by his son. The son has the same name, Ariel, but now goes by the name Anthony.
Still, sick sick sick.
Your instincts are good, little one. They'ze be some cooperatin' on the victims part to stay put until they tired of these guys.
Did you really just write that? Got any evidence to back that up?
No, that’s not true. People who have been kidnapped like that are usually confined, chained, tied up, etc. unless their kidnapper wants to take them out to “play” with them. There is also usually a complicit person around who knows about the situation and watches the kidnapped person (as in the California case, the kidnapper had a wife who actually helped him, and the same was true in a few other recent long-term kidnappings, too, in England and Germany).
Some of them develop “Stockholm Syndrome,” where they feel completely dependent upon their captor, which is the result of the fact that they actually are completely dependent upon him and by not rebelling against him they feel they are protecting themselves.
In this case, I would say the girls had probably been held in the equivalent of solitary confinement much of the time and may actually not have known where they were being held or if anyone around would or could help them. Furthermore, who knows what he told them.
Children are often told that their parents have abandoned them, and young adults are usually degraded to such an extent that they no longer feel powerful enough even to escape. The girl who did escape even had to be told by the neighbor how to kick out the screen door. Thank God the neighbor took her seriously!
I would suspect that the kidnappers had gotten overconfident and the girls, or at least one of them, finally saw her chance and took it.
I wonder if he picked them all up with the bus... it would be pretty easy to abduct young girls if you were a bus driver.... you simply wait till they get on when no one else is on... or you stop and offer them a ride when the bus is empty..
There is a lot more to this story that hopefully will be releaved as the victims talk to investigators. Thank God Almighty that the victims weren’t murdered.