By MAMAMIA TEAM
Overnight, Ariel Castro – the man who kidnapped three women in Cleveland and kept them locked in his house for 11 years – was sentenced to life in jail plus 1000 years.
After the judge’s sentence was delivered, 52-year-old Castro was given the opportunity to address the courtroom and his victims.
In the 16 minutes that followed, Castro provided an utterly bizarre and deluded explanation of how his victims met their fate.
He claimed that he is “not a monster” and that sex between him and his three victims – Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina de Jesus – was “consensual.”
His comments are so outrageous that they are almost laughable, if it weren’t for the perverted and depraved horrors he subjected his victims to.
Warning: The footage is disturbing and could be triggering for those who have had experience with abuse.
At 1:04 Castro says “I’m not a monster. I’m sick.”
At 1:53 Castro talks about being addicted to porn “to the point that it makes me impulsive.”
At 2:01 Castro maintains “I’m not trying to make excuses here.”
At 3.09 Castro claims “I never had a record until I met my children’s mother… What she’s saying that I was a wife beater, that is wrong because this happened because I couldn’t get her to quiet down.