Ariel Castro's Son: "I Am Not My Father and I Can't Explain His Actions"

Anthony Castro, the son of Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro, recently wrote about the struggles he's faced following the months after his father's crimes came to light.

In his essay, which was published over the weekend by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Anthony talks about how the events pertaining to his father's actions have affected him.

"I'm still shell-shocked from the way these past several months unfolded," Anthony wrote. "Instantly, my father became one of the most hated men alive."

Castro's son explained that when Ariel was initially captured, he had to deal with a lot of the repercussions. Someone had even broken into his home and carved "Bitch" on the door before leaving.

"I am not my father, and I can't explain his actions or be held accountable for something I never knew he was doing," wrote Anthony.

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