Cuyahoga County

Thomas J. Castro Indicted on Additional Charges of Gross Sexual Imposition and Kidnapping

2/8/2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 8, 2013

CLEVELAND- Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty announced that the Cuyahoga County Grand Jury has indicted convicted sex-offender and accused serial date-rapist, Thomas J. Castro, on one count of Gross Sexual Imposition and two counts of Kidnapping. 

These new charges relate to a new victim who recently disclosed to police that Castro had assaulted her in early 2011. The victim told police that after a night out with friends, Castro attempted to force her to have sex with him. The assault ended, according to the victim, after she fought back. This latest allegation follows charges that Castro raped two other local women in 2010 and 2011. Those cases remain pending before the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. 

Castro was also arraigned today on racketeering, conspiracy, and bribery charges relating to his attempts to bribe victims in the earlier rape case. In exchange for cash, Castro and his attorneys, Anthony O. Calabrese III, Giles Timothy Marshall, and Marc G. Doumbas, who are also charged in the same indictment, wanted the victims to give favorable testimony and/or letters for Castro at sentencing. 

Castro is currently being held on a $250,000.00 bond set by the court today. Arraignment for Castro’s new case has been scheduled for February 22, 2013.

Contact: Maria (Pinzone) Russo, Public Information Officer, (216) 698-2819, cell (216) 299-9326 or mrusso@prosecutor.cuyahogacounty.us  http://prosecutor.cuyahogacounty.us    

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