Ariel Castro spoke for 20 minutes during the sentencing hearing. After transcribing his statements we created this word cloud.
Words that show up in the largest font size were said most frequently by Castro.
Read part of his statement here:
"First of all I'm a very emotional person, so I'm going to try and get it out. I stated before a victim of sex acts when I was a child. This led me into viewing pornography eventually after I (inaudible). Paint me as a monster, I'm not a monster. I'm sick. My sexual problem on my mind. Compulsive. But eventually I married I had four children. Lived a normal life, but I still practiced the art of touching myself and viewing pornography. I believe I am addicted to porn that it makes me impulsive and I realize that what I'm doing is wrong. I'm not trying to make excuses... I'm contesting that (sex crimes). I've been a musician for a long time 20, 25 years...I'm a happy person inside. I drove a school bus for 21 years. A Very good job. Towards the end I started slacking off... it was just too much and coming home to a situation I just couldn't juggle both of them. But um I never had a record until I met my children's mother.
We see words like Addiction, Victims, Apologize, Wrong, Sex, and Happy. (READ MORE)