An American man who kidnapped three women and held them for a decade as sex slaves agreed Friday to serve life in prison in a deal that allows him to escape the death penalty.
File picture shows Ariel Castro being arraigned at Cleveland Municipal Court on May 9, 2013 for the kidnapping of three women in Cleveland, Ohio. Castro, who kidnapped three women and held them as sex slaves for a decade, pleaded guilty to his crimes Friday and accepted a life sentence.
Ariel Castro, a 53-year-old Ohio bus driver, told a court in Cleveland that he had agreed to serve a life sentence plus 1,000 years for a string of violent and sexual offenses.
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