Ariel Castro Arraigned, Bail Set at $8M

Bond set at $2M for each case

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted May 9, 2013 7:40 AM CDT

(Newser) – Ariel Castro has been arraigned on charges of rape and kidnapping days after three women missing for about a decade were found alive at his home. Castro appeared in court this morning. He looked down at the ground for nearly the entire proceeding, biting his collar and signing documents with his handcuffed hands. He didn't speak. Bond was set at $2 million on each case.

Castro has been charged with four counts of kidnapping—covering the captives and the daughter born to one of them—and three counts of rape, against all three women. Police say they've talked with both Castro, who is a former school bus driver, and the three women at length in building their case. While they're not revealing many details, police do say the women were kept inside Castro's house for all but a few brief minutes over the last 10 years.

This undated photo released by the Cleveland Police Department shows Ariel Castro.
This undated photo released by the Cleveland Police Department shows Ariel Castro.   ((AP Photo/Cleveland Police Department))
Ariel Castro appears in Cleveland Municipal court Thursday, May 9, 2013, in Cleveland.
Ariel Castro appears in Cleveland Municipal court Thursday, May 9, 2013, in Cleveland.   (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Ariel Castro appears in Cleveland Municipal court Thursday, May 9, 2013, in Cleveland. Castro was charged with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape.
Ariel Castro appears in Cleveland Municipal court Thursday, May 9, 2013, in Cleveland. Castro was charged with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape.   (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Ariel Castro appears in Cleveland Municipal court Thursday, May 9, 2013. Castro was charged with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape.
Ariel Castro appears in Cleveland Municipal court Thursday, May 9, 2013. Castro was charged with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape.   (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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