Accused Cleveland Kidnapper's Son Worked in Rochester

The case against the man accused of holding three women prisoners against their will in his Cleveland home for a decade has a connection to Rochester, New York and the daily newpaper- The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.

52-year old Ariel Castro, was arraigned today on charges of rape and kidnapping.

Castro faces three counts of rape against the three women, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight. He also faces four counts of kidnapping; one for each captive, and the 6-year-old daughter born to Amanda Berry.


Ariel "Anthony" Casto- LinkedIn

31-year old Ariel "Anthony" Castro,says his father deserves to spend the rest of his life locked up.

In 2004, Anthony, then a journalism student at Bowling Green State University, wrote an article about one of the missing girls.

In the article featured in the Plain Press, a community newspaper serving neighbors on Cleveland's west side, Anthony wrote about DeJesus, and the effect her disappearance was having on the neighborhood.

In 2004, the same year he wrote the article, he spent the summer interning in Rochester, at the Democrat & Chronicle. He interned as a Dow Jones copy editor at the paper's copy editing desk.


In a blog featured on the Democrat & Chronicle's website, Dick Moss, who at that time was Copy Desk Chief, served as Castro's supervisor.

Moss says he only a vague memory of the younger Castro's time on the copy desk  and he reports in the blog that  "I recognized the name right away when I found out about the connection and confirmed my memory by seeing his face on his LinkedIn page."

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