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

"I was horrified and disgusted and angered when I got the news of the unthinkable crimes my father committed," explained Anthony about the moment he heard the news. "I still am. He deserved to pay for his actions, every day of those 1,000 years he could possibly serve."

Ariel's son went on to share that he had no intentions of visiting his father during his time in prison, and that following Ariel's suicide earlier this month, any chance of him even possibly changing his mind down the road had been erased.

"My anger with him kept me from visiting him in prison, even when he was moved to a facility just 20 minutes away from my doorstep," Anthony wrote. "Coping would have to come before any possibility of a change of heart. But after mere weeks, that window slammed shut."

To read Anthony's essay in its entirety, click here.