Cuyahoga County

Statement on Suicide of Ariel Castro

September 4, 2013

Statement from Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty on the suicide of Ariel Castro:

“These degenerate molesters are cowards. They con and capture vulnerable children. This man couldn’t take, for even a month, a small portion of what he had dished out for more than a decade.

“Let this be a message to other child kidnappers: There will be a heavy price to pay when you are caught. You won’t enjoy the captive side of the bars.”

Contact: Joseph Frolik, Director of Communication and Public Policy. (216) 443-7488. Cell: (216) 640-6186.  

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