Meet Ariel Castro, the Man Who Kidnapped 3…

Castro kept 3 girls hidden in his basement for 11 years, repeatedly raping and torturing them. An Unproductive Member of Society Ariel Castro, originally from Puerto Rico, immigrated to the U.S. and settled in Cleveland, Ohio sometime during the 1960s. He did not have a tumultuous childhood like most criminals, but he was known to be especially harsh towards women. He and his girlfriend, Grimilda Figueroa, began dating during the 1980s. He regularly beat her, once even causing a blood clot in her brain that later resulted in a tumor.

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