Relative of Ariel Castro describes family's shock and disgust - KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports

Relative of Ariel Castro describes family's shock and disgust of his alleged crimes


One of Ariel Castro's family members who have actually been to the Cleveland home while the girls were being held captive says his entire family is mortified to be related to him.

Castro was charged with kidnapping and rape Wednesday.

"It's just crazy someone that you know could do this to someone you grew up with," a relative said.

He shares the Castro name, but is embarrassed to be related to the man accused of these horrific crimes.

He wanted his identity withheld because his family now fears for their safety.

"I've heard people want revenge, but one man's mistake shouldn't be a burden on the entire family," he says.

Read more:

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KTIV Television Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Kathy Clayton at (712) 239-4100 x209. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at