Kidnapped Amanda Berry Reportedly Had Daughter While in Captivity (VIDEO)

More details are emerging of the incredible story of three women who have been rescued from a house in Cleveland, Ohio, where they apparently have been held captive since they all disappeared a decade ago. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michele Knight have been found alive after a neighbor kicked the door in at a home where the three women had been held captive for years. One of the most astonishing details from this entire crazy story is that reportedly Amanda had given birth while in captivity, and her daughter is now 6 years old.

Ariel Castro, 52, and his two brothers, Pedro and Oneil, have been arrested and charged with kidnapping. The women, who disappeared when they were 14, 16, and 20, are alive and apparently unharmed, though they were brought to the hospital with severe dehydration and some malnourishment.

The women were found after Amanda screamed for a neighbor, Charles Ramsey, to call 911 and he helped her kick the door in. When she came out, Amanda was holding the hand of a 6-year-old girl. That girl has since been identified by authorities as Amanda's daughter -- though right now it's unclear who her father is.

A picture of Amanda in the hospital with her sister shows her smiling from ear to ear. Right now she must be ecstatic to finally be out of that house. "I'm free!" she declared to the 911 operator.

But it sounds like it was a house of horrors. Reportedly, police found chains hanging from the ceiling in the home and the women were kept tied up. We must wait until all the facts come to light, but it's sounding more and more like these young women were kidnapped and kept as the men's sex slaves. Back in 2012, the mother of Gina DeJesus told the media that she believed her daughter had been kidnapped into slave trafficking and "sold to the highest bidder." But the police had reportedly concluded that she had run away.

Thank god these women -- and the little girl -- were found alive. They've got a long road ahead of them, but like other women who have had their childhoods stolen, such as Jaycee Dugard and Elizabeth Smart, they can now make a life for themselves with the support of their family, friends, community, and the entire country.

Can you even begin to imagine what these women have been through? Here is Amanda's unbelievable 911 call:

 

 

 

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abra819 abra819

Bless these three woman and child. Such evil in this world :(

femal... femaleMIKE

makes me want to cry.


Welcome home ladies!

nonmember avatar Kristi

Never in a million years would I have guessed an outcome like this. I am anxious to hear what kind of lies the Castro's will spew.

Jenny... JennyG0929

That 911 operator sounds like a jerk. They should have stayed on the phone with her.

Barb Slusark

such a sad story, yet with a happy ending!  and Amanda...you're Mother is smiling now, knowing that you are safe!  God Bless!


 

nonmember avatar blh

I hope they CRUCIFY those men.

lovem... lovemyson1224

@Jenny I thought the same thing... I always thought they stayed on the phone with you. My son was seriously hurt last year and I had to call 911 and learned the hard way they don't. The operator I talked to did the same thing this one did.

Millie Armbruster

Why is there no information on Michelle Knight?

Cel7777 Cel7777

I live in the Cleveland area where this occured. There isn't much info on Michelle Knight because she was an adult (20) when she was abducted and the police believed she left on her own free will (not Gina DeJesus, as the author stated, her case was high profile and always believed to be an abduction). The kidnappings of Gina and Amanda were very well known in this area...their families held yearly vigils and the news would cover them. Both girls were presumed dead, and it is incredibly shocking (and wonderful) to find out that they are in fact alive.

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