Statement from Mayor Frank G. Jackson Regarding Today’s Sentencing:
Today, justice was served for these three brave young women. They are survivors. I hope the sentencing of their captor brings them and their families the closure they need to continue moving forward and healing. I continue to ask the community to respect the privacy of these women as they move forward with their recovery.
Statement from the Mayor’s Office of Communications:
The Ariel Castro proceedings are over, and now that justice has been served for the three brave survivors, the City of Cleveland and its officials are declining interview requests related to this case. This decision is in keeping with the victims’ requests for privacy. It is our hope that they and their families will continue to move forward and continue the healing process that began on May 6. We encourage the entire community to respect the privacy of these women as they move forward with their recovery.