Cleveland kidnapping victim Michelle Knight: I cried every night
12:38 PM, Aug 1, 2013
1:01 PM, Aug 7, 2013
CLEVELAND, Ohio - One of the victims of convicted Cleveland kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro said at his sentencing hearing Thursday that she cried every night and that her years in captivity "turned into eternity."
Michelle Knight says she spent 11 years in hell and that Castro's hell is now beginning.
Her appearance is the first time she's been seen publicly since her rescue from the house where she was held captive for 10 years.
The 32-year-old Knight was the first woman abducted by Ariel Castro in 2002 after he lured her into his house with the promise of a puppy for her son.
Castro has pleaded guilty to charges that he repeatedly raped Knight and two other victims, and also forced Knight to miscarry after he impregnated her.
Knight was the only victim to testify. Relatives spoke for the other two victims.
Click the video player above to watch her statement.