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Ariel Castro faces rape, kidnapping charges not 2 brothers

Ariel Castro, Cleveland suspects

CLEVELAND, OH (WTVR)–Ariel Castro, 52, faces charges on four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape, Victor Perez, chief assistant prosecutor for the city of Cleveland, said late Wednesday afternoon.

Castro was arrested after three women, plus a 6-year-old girl believed to be one of their daughters, escaped Monday evening from his Cleveland home.

Two brothers of Ariel Castro — the 52-year-old Cleveland man facing kidnapping and rape charges in connection with the cases of three long-missing women — will not be charged, Victor Perez, chief assistant prosecutor for the city of Cleveland, said late Wednesday afternoon.

Pedro and Onil Castro were arrested after three women, plus a 6-year-old girl believed to be one of their daughters, escaped Monday evening. Perez said authorities have found “no evidence” that Pedro and Onil Castro were complicit.

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