Police just held a press conference.

Only one of the three brothers was aware of and involved in the kidnapping.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports:

Cleveland police this afternoon announced that they have charged Ariel Castro with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape in connection with holding Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight captive for the last decade.

Police Capt. Ed Tomba said Pedro and Onil Castro will not be charged, though they have warrants on misdemeanor cases, to be heard Thursday morning.

City Prosecutor Victor Perez said there was no reason to believe the brothers were involved. Kidnapping charges against Ariel Castro include the 6-year-old child found in home.

Tomba also corrected previous speculation in the public that the women had been allowed out in public occasionally, saying that they were allowed to go into the garage — and only twice in 10 years, but they never left the property.

Tomba said a paternity test would be given on Ariel Castro to determine if the young girl found in home is his daughter.


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