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Accused kidnapper Ariel Castro indicted on 329 charges


CLEVELAND (WKOW) -- Prosecutors say the Cleveland man accused of holding three women captive for a decade has been indicted on 329 charges, including kidnapping and rape.

A Cuyahoga County grand jury returned the indictment against Ariel Castro Friday afternoon.

The indictment includes 139 counts of rape, 177 counts of kidnapping and multiple counts of gross sexual imposition and felonious assault.

Castro also faces one count of aggravated murder. Prosecutors say he purposely caused the unlawful termination of a pregnancy.

Castro is accused of kidnapping Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight and holding them captive, along with a 6-year-old girl he fathered with Berry.

Castro's attorneys have said he would plead not guilty to any indictment.

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