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Cleveland kidnapping victim goes home for first time in ten years


The three women held in a Cleveland house for a decade have told investigators of rapes, pregnancies and miscarriages during their captivity, police sources told NBC News on Wednesday.

The sources said police were seeking corroboration of the women's accounts where possible. Police planned to make some details of the women's captivity public later in the day.

One of the women, Gina DeJesus, told investigators that she was on her way home from school in April 2004 when a man pulled up in a van and casually offered her a ride, the sources said.

One source cautioned that it was hard to be sure that the women's memories were 100 percent accurate after such a long time in captivity.

The police chief told NBC News that the women were bound with chains and ropes, and allowed only "once in a while" into the backyard.

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