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Published On: Thu, Aug 1st, 2013

Ariel Castro gets life in prison, says ‘I am not a monster’ but was addicted to porn

In rambling, incoherent statement before a packed court, Ariel Castro denied being abusive and claimed he was addicted to porn.

‘I’m not a violent person,” Castro said at his sentencing Thursday, not long after Michelle Knight, one of the three women he kept prisoner in his home, spoke of her 11 years in his “hell.”

Ariel Castro

Ariel Castro

The Cleveland kidnapper told the court: “I simply kept them there without them being able to leave.”

He denied beating and torturing the women and insisted that most of the sex was consensual. “I just wanted to clear the record that I’m not a monster,” he said.

Castro apologized to the victims, but went on to say that there was “a lot of harmony going on” in the home in which the women were held as prisoners.

According to 19 Action News Investigative Reporter Scott Taylor, Castro also asked prosecutors why they had to tear down his house. “I have so many beautiful memories there with Amanda,” he said.

Castro pleaded guilty to 937 counts, including aggravated murder, kidnapping, rape and assault. He was sentenced to life in prison plus 1,000 years as part of the plea deal.

Even Castro’s brothers claim he is a monster and should rot in jail – full story here

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