Cleveland Kidnapping Victims 'Happy And Safe'


UPDATED: Wednesday May 22, 2013 7:57 AM

The three women held captive in a Cleveland house for about a decade say they are doing fine.
    
That was the message in a letter released by their attorneys Tuesday that also noted a charity fund to help the women has now raised more than $650,000.
    
The Plain Dealer reports that attorneys who are representing Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight for free say the women are "happy and safe and continue to heal, a process that requires time and privacy."
    
They escaped from the home on Cleveland's west side May 6.
    
A former school bus driver, 52-year-old Ariel Castro, has been charged with three counts of rape and four counts of kidnapping, including Berry's 6-year-old daughter fathered by Castro.

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