Kidnap Suspect Ariel Castro Not Allowed See Girl Fathered With Alleged Victim

Ariel Castro, the Cleveland man accused of kidnapping three women and keeping them locked inside his home for a decade, was denied access today to the 6-year-old daughter he fathered with one of his alleged victims.

At a pre-trial hearing today, a Cuyahoga County Judge Michael Russo ruled Castro is competent to stand trial and said he would not allow contact with the girl, calling it “inappropriate.” The girl is with her mother, Amanda Berry, who is one of Castro’s alleged victims.