Paternity Test Planned For Child Of Abducted Woman


UPDATED: Wednesday May 8, 2013 6:53 PM

Cleveland police say a paternity test will help determine whether a kidnapping and rape suspect fathered a 6-year-old girl who was with three women found at his home about a decade after their disappearances.
    
Deputy Police Chief Ed Tomba says the child is the daughter of Amanda Berry, who escaped the home Monday and made a frantic 911 call that led police to two more women.
    
The owner, 52-year-old Ariel Castro, was charged Wednesday with kidnapping and raping the three women. Tomba says authorities got a warrant to get Castro's DNA.
    
Castro was in custody and couldn't be reached for comment.
    
Neighbor Israel Lugo said he recently saw the girl playing at a park with Castro. Lugo says Castro referred to the child as his "girlfriend's daughter."


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