Ariel Castro is arraigned at Cleveland Municipal Court. (Getty Images)
A note reportedly found inside Ariel Castro's Cleveland home in 2004 includes a chilling admission: "I am a sexual predator. I need help."
The letter, believed to have been written by Castro in 2004, was obtained by Scott Taylor, an investigative reporter for Cleveland's 19 Action News.
Castro, 52, was charged on Wednesday with four counts of kidnapping and the rape of three women—Amanda Berry, 27, Gina DeJesus, 23, and Michelle Knight, 32—whom he is suspected of holding captive in his home for close to a decade. Berry gave birth to a child, who also is believed to have been held captive in the home. Police say the women were restrained with ropes and chains and were repeatedly raped.
Taylor posted excerpts from the letter on his Twitter feed.
"They are here against their will because they made a mistake of getting in a car with a total stranger," Castro wrote, according to Taylor. "I don't know why I kept looking for another. I already had 2 in my possession."
According to Taylor, Castro also "writes about wanting to kill himself and 'give all the money I saved to my victims.'"
And, Castro writes, he was surprised to learn how young DeJesus was because "he thought she was a lot older."
Deputy Police Chief Ed Tomba told reporters on Wednesday that the women, as well as Castro, have given lengthy statements to police.
During their captivity, the women had been let outside twice to walk from the Castro house to the garage in the rear of the house. The women were forced to wear disguises on those occasions, he said.
City Councilman Brian Cummins, who was briefed by police on the investigation, told the Associated Press that the three women were subjected to prolonged sexual and psychological abuse. He said the women suffered multiple miscarriages while in captivity.
Castro appeared in Cleveland Municipal Court on Thursday morning for an initial hearing. (Yahoo)
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Students chose everything from baseballs, band instruments to family pets. Caitlin Tiller chose her son, Leelin.
In April, just two days before the yearbook was to be printed, Tiller says school staff told her the picture was being pulled because it promoted teen pregnancy. Tiller says she believes the picture promotes responsibility and love.
“He has helped me achieve my goal to graduate high school and go forward with my dreams,” she said.
Randolph County School officials would not comment on exactly why the picture was pulled, except to say the yearbook should be all about the student not an extension of their family.
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