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Accused Cleveland kidnapper to make court appearance

CLEVELAND — The man accused of kidnapping, raping and holding three Cleveland women captive for a decade is expected to face a judge Wednesday morning for a pretrial hearing.

Ariel Castro faces 329 charges including multiple accounts of aggravated murder, rape and kidnapping. 

Castro is accused of abducting 32-year-old Michelle Knight in 2002, 27-year-old Amanda Berry in 2003 and 23-year-old Gina De Jesus.

Castro's trial is set to begin August 5.

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