Cleveland Kidnapping Survivors
The Journey of recovering from kidnapping for 10-11 years
The Story of the Cleveland Kidnapping.
The Great Escape
Castro, 53, pleaded guilty in July 2013 to 937 charges relating to kidnapping, torturing and imprisoning the three women. On Sept. 3, 2013, he was found dead in his prison cell after committing suicide by hanging.
Michelle Knight changed her name and appearance to help her become stronger and mentally healthy. It took her a long time to come out and talk about what happened. Meanwhile, the other two girls came right out and talked to reporters about what happened and how talking about it helps them coop. Also, changing their looks and going back to High School has made them stronger. They realize that they need to continue their life and better themselves to over compensate for what had happened for 10 years.
The second girl to be kidnapped. The only girl to have walked away with a baby, and decided to raise the baby.
Last girl to be kidnapped. She was friends with Ariel Castro's daughter and she was favorited by Castro.
First girl to be kidnapped. She was pregnant 6-7 times, but was brutally beaten that she lost every baby.
She does not have any connections to the other girls because Castro played mind games and the other girls ignored her.