The Cleveland kidnapping victims are reaching out to say thank you to the public for all their support. According to a May 22 report from CNN, 32-year-old Michelle Knight, 27-year-old Amanda Berry, and 23-year-old Gina DeJesus are happy, safe, and grateful for all the support they have received.
On Wednesday, Kathy Joseph, Heather Kimmel, Henry Hilow, and James Wooley, who are the attorneys for the three women, told reporters that:
"They are happy and safe and continue to heal, a process that requires time and privacy."
The attorneys went on to say that the women have asked for nothing, but received so much. One charity called the “Cleveland Courage Fund” has raised over $650,000 for the women from an estimated 6800 people.
One of the attorneys said:
"You have touched their hearts in ways they will never forget. So again, they collectively say 'Thank you. Thank you so much!'"
Michelle, Amanda, and Gina were all allegedly abducted by 52-year-old Ariel Castro between 2002 and 2004. Police say he held the trio captive inside his Cleveland, Ohio “house of horrors” for more than a decade. While there, the women were allegedly beaten, tortured, and raped repeatedly.
Castro is in police custody, and is charged with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape.
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