Ariel Castro (R) listens to his lawyer Craig Weintraub during his  sentencing for kidnapping, rape and murder in Cleveland, Ohio today. Photograph: Aaron Josefczyk/Reuters

Ariel Castro, the Cleveland bus driver who abducted, imprisoned and tortured three women, was sentenced to life in prison plus 1,000 years with no par(...)

Ariel Castro sits in the court room next to his lawyer, Craig Weintraub, in Cleveland, Ohio, yesterday. Photograph:  Reuters/Aaron Josefczyk

Ariel Castro, the former Cleveland school bus driver who held captive three women for years, pleaded guilty yesterday to hundreds of charges of kidnap(...)

Accused Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro today agreed to plead guilty and serve life in prison without parole for the abduction and abuse of three women over about a decade. Photograph: 
Cleveland Police Dept/Handout via Reuters.

Former Cleveland school bus driver Ariel Castro has agreed to plead guilty and be imprisoned for life for kidnapping and raping three women he held ca(...)

“Ariel Castro was living as the most anonymous, regular kind of guy . . . he had constructed a cunning disguise which no person or institution could have hoped to penetrate.” Photograph: Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s office via Getty Images

When Charles Ramsey arrived at the door of Ariel Castro’s house on Seymour Avenue, Cleveland, and saw a dishevelled young woman standing there (...)

Ariel Castro: psychologist NG Berrill says the appropriate question is whether he operated out of a fixed delusion or is a “predatory, exploitative, a paedophile”. Photograph: Reuters/John Gress

In court on Thursday morning, Ariel Castro (52) did not speak. Unshaven, with his head hanging low and dressed in a dark blue prison jumpsuit, he h(...)

DNA tests show that Ariel Castro (R)  the father of a 6-year-old girl born to one of the victims. Photograph:  Matt Sullivan/Getty Images

DNA tests show Ariel Castro, a former school bus driver charged with kidnapping and raping three women during a decade of captivity in his Clev(...)

Ariel Castro (right), Pedro Castro (centre) and Onil Castro in court in Cleveland yesterday. Ariel Castro was formally charged with kidnapping and raping three women; his brothers were released without charge. Photograph: John Gress/Reuters

Number 2207 Seymour Avenue was “a prison to these three women and the child”, prosecutor Brian Murphy told a judge about the house the accused,(...)

A Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office booking photograph of Ariel Castro who has appeared in court charged with kidnapping three young women and raping them during a decade of captivity in his house in Cleveland Ohio. Photograph: Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office/Reuters.

The former school bus driver accused of kidnapping and raping three women during a decade of captivity in his house appe(...)

 Kidnap victim Gina DeJesus gives a thumbs up after arriving home with family members  in Cleveland, Ohio.  Photograph: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images.

Two newly freed Cleveland women had family homecomings today after a decade of captivity in a house where police said chains and ropes had been(...)

Georgina “Gina” Dejesus one of the victims.

The son of a Cleveland man suspected of abducting three women interviewed the mother of one of the kid(...)