Women turn down Castro's money found in house

2:27 PM, Aug 7, 2013   |    comments
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CLEVELAND --- The prosecutor says three women kidnapped and raped in a Cleveland house over a decade turned down $22,000 seized from their captor.

The confiscated money had been allocated to demolish the house, but the demolition and debris removal Wednesday were donated.

The money was found in Ariel Castro's house, including cash hidden in the washing machine.

With the demolition work donated, Cuyahoga County prosecutor Tim McGinty says the money was offered to the victims, but they asked that it be used for the community.

Castro has been sentenced to life in prison plus 1,000 years. The Cleveland Courage Fund set up to help the women has raised more than $1.3 million.

Associated Press

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