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Michelle Knight, a victim, speaks during the sentencing phase for Ariel Castro, right, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland. Castro faces sentencing for kidnapping three women and subjecting them to years of sexual and physical abuse. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Ohio man gets life term in kidnapping of 3 women

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By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and THOMAS J. SHEERAN, Associated Press

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio man convicted of holding three women captive in his Cleveland house over a decade and raping them repeatedly has been sentenced to life without parole plus 1,000 years.

Fifty-three-year-old Ariel Castro was being given his sentence Thursday. He had pleaded guilty to 937 counts including aggravated murder, kidnapping, rape and assault.

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