Tests confirm Castro is father of Amanda Berry’s child

Attorney General Mike DeWine confirmed the kidnapping suspect's paternity in a news release Friday

Topics: Associated Press, Ariel Castro, Amanda Berry, Ohio, Ohio Kidnapping, DNA, Mike DeWine,

The Ohio attorney general says tests have confirmed that alleged kidnapper Ariel Castro is the father of a 6-year-old girl rescued from his house with three women this week.

Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office confirmed Castro’s paternity in a news release Friday. DeWine says a sample of Castro’s DNA was taken Thursday and forensic scientists worked through the night on the case.

The girl is the daughter of Amanda Berry, who authorities say was held for about a decade in Castro’s house in Cleveland along with Gina Dejesus and Michelle Knight.

Castro is being held on $8 million bond.

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