One of the daughters of the man accused of holding three women prisoner for about a decade in Cleveland says her father preyed on her friends.
Two of the women held prisoner went to school with two daughters of Ariel Castro, the former school bus driver charged with kidnapping and rape in the case, according to the suspect’s daughter Emily. She spoke in a jailhouse interview with a private investigator, Chris Giannini; ABC News said Thursday it had obtained a recording of the interview.
“It couldn't be coincidence,” said Emily Castro, now serving a 25-year prison sentence for stabbing her daughter in 2011.
The two Castro daughters, Emily and Arlene, were friendly with Gina DeJesus and Amanda Berry, two of the women police say were kidnapped and held in the house at 2207 Seymour Ave., owned by Ariel Castro, 52. Berry lived near the Castro girls, who were living with their mother and stepfather, Emily said.
Arlene Castro was the last to see DeJesus before she disappeared in 2004, police have already said.
Emily Castro said she was bothered that her father allegedly used her and her sister to look for victims on their street where they lived and played.