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Ohio abductions: I am not monster, says Ariel Castro

1 August 2013 Last updated at 18:23 BST

Ariel Castro, who imprisoned three women in his Ohio home for about a decade, has said he is not a monster and is addicted to sex.

During a long address to the court, the 53-year-old former school bus driver asked his victims for forgiveness and claimed there had been "harmony" in the house where he kept the women captive.

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