The charges come two days after the victims were freed, but despite intense speculation, his two brothers were not charged. Prosecutors said there was no evidence that they had played a part in the crime, reports The Guardian.

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Castro will face three counts of rape, relating to the women, and four counts of kidnap, which included the child that was also found in the house. Ed Tomba, the deputy police chief of Cleveland did not go into details about whether there had been any other pregnancies in the years the women had been held in the house.

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He added: “They were not in one room but they did know each other and they did know each other was there.” But police said earlier in the day that they were apparently bound with ropes and chains, and a city councilman briefed on the case, Brian Cummins, said that they were subjected to prolonged sexual and psychological abuse and suffered miscarriages.

“We know that the victims have confirmed miscarriages, but with who, how many and what conditions we don’t know,” Cummins said. He added: “It sounds pretty gruesome.”

Tomba said FBI agents were searching a house two doors away from Ariel Castro’s home on Wednesday afternoon. “During the course of our investigation over the last couple of days information was obtained that provided us enough probable cause to seek a search warrant to go into that house with an attempt to secure evidence,” he said, adding that there were no suspects at the house.

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