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Castro wants to see is daughter

This was a complete shock to everyone in the courtroom.  Ariel Castro got emotional and said, "I want to see my daughter." 

"If you could please reiterate on contact with my child," whispered Castro. 

"Do you want me to readdress the issue of contact with your child," asked Cuyahoga County Judge Michael Russo.

"Yes, my 6 year old," said Castro.

"Are you referring to the minor child," asked Judge Russo.

"Yes, please," answered Castro.

"I won't allow that," stated Judge Russo.

Six years ago inside his house on Seymour Avenue, Ariel Castro had a baby with Amanda Berry while holding Amanda, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus captive.

Michelle and Gina helped deliver the little one. 

People who live near Amanda Berry and her daughter are shocked with the request. 

"The request is not acceptable, whatsoever. That poor little girl went through whatever she went through in that house and so did her mother.  What right does he have to her?" says Jessica Booker, one of Amanda Berry's neighbors.

In Ohio, Ariel Castro has no legal right to his daughter.  He and Amanda Berry weren't married, so mom has legal custody.

Castro has to file for visitation in domestic court.  Then file another motion in criminal court. 

Amanda Berry and her family are not commenting on the request.


Do you think he has every rate to ask to see her? To have contact with her?

I think any court has to be fucking stupid to allow it. It would allow more rapers to see their children. 

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Asked by LostSoul88 at 9:25 AM on Jul. 9, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (7)
  • Hell NO, he has no right to that child! He put her and her mom through HELL, he doesn't deserve to see her.

    Answer by kmath at 10:11 AM on Jul. 9, 2013

  • NO

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 10:21 AM on Jul. 9, 2013

  • No he do not deserve to see his daughter. On the other hand if when the child is bigger she wants to see her dad then I think should be allow. But it should be the kid decision not that monster.


    Answer by Alisim at 10:48 AM on Jul. 9, 2013

  • Legal right or moral right - of course he has the legal right, though morally it's disgusting. Interesting that, if that article is accurate, no birth father in Ohio has any rights unless they are married.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 11:13 AM on Jul. 9, 2013

  • No way. He contributed nothing to that little girl but sperm and a whole lot of misery. What good would come of him seeing her?

    Answer by Ballad at 2:24 PM on Jul. 9, 2013

  • Colorado passed a bill this year, and it is active after July 1st this year. Its says victims would instead be able to “file a petition in juvenile court to prevent future contact with the parent who committed the sexual assault.” But it represents a move toward far greater protection all around – a firm stance that convicted rapists are “not relieved of any obligation to pay child support unless waived by the victim,” while also granting victims the right to “a no-contact protection” if they wish. And because justice doesn't always take place in a courtroom, the bill also proposes a task force to investigate parental rights when there have been allegations of sexual assault without a conviction.
    The 31 states where rapists can sue for custody and/or visitation are....Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho,


    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 6:40 PM on Jul. 9, 2013

  • ....Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming.
    Kinda disturbing ain't it??

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 6:41 PM on Jul. 9, 2013

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