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$8 million bond for suspected kidnapper Ariel Castro

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

The man suspected of holding three women captive inside his west side home for years was in court on Thursday morning.

Ariel Castro, 52, is charged with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape. Castro did not speak a word, and hung his head during much of the court proceeding. His bond was set at $8 million dollars. [Charging documents]

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were rescued from Castro's Seymour Avenue home on Monday. The women had been held against their will and sexually assaulted for years.

Berry went missing in 2003 a day shy of her 17th birthday. DeJesus disappeared as she walked home from school in 2004 at the age of 14. Knight went missing in 2002 at the age of 21.

Before a crush of media and massive cheering crowds, Berry and DeJesus returned home on Wednesday. Knight was readmitted to the hospital and is listed in good condition.

Deputy Chief Ed Tomba said the women only left the house two times in 10 years. Both times they went from the house to the garage, and they were in disguise.

Castro's brothers, Onil and Pedro, will not face any charges at this time. Authorities say Onil and Pedro were arrested only because they were with Ariel at the time of his arrest.

Onil and Pedro did also appear in court on Thursday on the unrelated charges. They were released from jail around 10:30 a.m.

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