August 20, 2014

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Charity fund for kidnap victims has raised more that $650,000, attorneys say

CLEVELAND — The three women held captive in a Cleveland house for about a decade say they are doing fine.

That was the message in a letter released by their attorneys Tuesday that also noted a charity fund to help the women has now raised more than $650,000.

The Plain Dealer reports that attorneys who are representing Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight for free say the women are “happy and safe and continue to heal, a process that requires time and privacy.”

They escaped from the home on Cleveland’s west side May 6.

A former school bus driver, 52-year-old Ariel Castro, has been charged with three counts of rape and four counts of kidnapping, including Berry’s 6-year-old daughter fathered by Castro.

  • Phil Blank

    Lets hope they get all of it and they not have to sue for it like the people are doing in the Chardon School case!

  • CC

    Sure help these women. They have homes and food. What about all the people who have no home and no food.