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DNA shows kidnap suspect fathered victim’s daughter

COLUMBUS, Ohio – State criminal lab technicians have confirmed that Cleveland kidnapping suspect Ariel Castro is the father of the six-year-old girl born to one of his alleged victims, Attorney General Mike DeWine said Friday morning.

Castro’s DNA profile was also compared to others but did not match any other Ohio cases; however, national results are pending through the FBI, DeWine said.

Forensic scientists at the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation worked through the night establish the paternity of Amanda Berry’s daughter and to determine if Castro could be linked to any other cases, DeWine said.

On Monday police rescued the 27-year-old Berry and her daughter, along with Gina DeJesus, 23, and 32-year-old Michelle Knight.

Castro is charged with kidnapping the women separately between 2000 and 2004, raping them repeatedly, and keeping them captive for a decade.

Castro’s daughter says she’s “horrified” by the charges her father’s facing.

Angie Gregg also says he’s as good as dead to her now and has no desire to have a relationship with him anymore.

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