Cleveland kidnapping suspect Ariel Castro has requested a visit with the 6-year-old child born under his captivity.
The Castro kidnapping case will move forward as the judge ruled the 52-year-old suspect competent to stand trial earlier today, The Inquisitr reported. Shockingly, Castro requested permission to visit the 6-year-old girl he fathered with one of the women he allegedly kidnapped and raped.
The judge denied his request.
“I just think that would be inappropriate,” Cuyahoga County Judge Michael Russo said.
Castro fathered the 6-year-old with one of his alleged captives, despite starving another one of his victims and causing her to miscarry.
He was arrested on May 6 after one of the women broke out of his home and called to neighbors for help.
He has since pleaded not guilty to 329 counts which include charges of kidnapping, rape and abuse. The Castro kidnapping case alleges that he kidnapped three women ages 14, 16, and 20 off the streets between 2002 and 2004. He held them for roughly a decade in his two-story Cleveland home.
The big news today, of course, is that he has been deemed mentally competent for trial. The judge in the case found that Ariel Castro understands the charges against him and can assist his attorneys in his defense.
The three women Castro allegedly victimized have since gone into hiding until the trial. One, Gina DeJesus, recently chose to adopt one of Castro's dogs, a terrier mix named Lola.
What do you think of the Castro kidnapping case? Should he be allowed visitation rights with the 6-year-old daughter he fathered with one of his victims?