BREAKING: Kidnapper Ariel Castro is Father of Amanda Berry’s Daughter 6Yr Old Daughter | RedCowHills
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SkyNews) Preliminary DNA tests have confirmed that a kidnap and rape suspect in Ohio is the father of a six-year-old girl rescued from his home along with her mother and two other women.
Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office confirmed Ariel Castro’s paternity in a news release on Friday.
Mr DeWine said a sample of Castro’s DNA was taken on Thursday and forensic scientists worked through the night on the case.
The girl is the daughter of Amanda Berry, who authorities say was held for about a decade in Castro’s house in Cleveland along with Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight.
Castro is charged with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape. He is being held on $8m (£5.2m) bond.

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

Prosecutors have said they may file murder charges against the 52-year-old, who is accused of terminating multiple pregnancies of his captives by force. The charges could carry the death penalty.

A police report obtained by The Plain Dealer newspaper in Cleveland said Ms Berry gave birth to her daughter in an inflatable swimming pool.