US kidnapper Castro: I'm not a monster, I'm sick
CLEVELAND (AP) - The man convicted of imprisoning three women in his home for a decade has apologised to his victims but also claims most of the sex was consensual.
Ariel Castro says he isn't a monster. He says he's sick and addicted to pornography. He says he didn't even plan the first kidnapping.
He says he knows what he did was wrong, but that he's not a violent person and that his captives asked for sex and weren't tortured.
The women described horrific conditions in the home, which Castro turned into a jury-rigged prison.