Michelle Knight in court on Thursday
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Michelle Knight describes her 11 year kidnapping ordeal

1 August 2013 Last updated at 17:45 BST

Michelle Knight, one of three women kidnapped by Ariel Castro has made a statement at his sentencing hearing describing her 11 year ordeal.

In her first appearance in public since her escape, she told the court that she cried every night she was held in captivity, and that "years turned into eternity".

Addressing the court, she said that while her "hell" was now over, Ariel Castro's "was only just beginning".