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US kidnap suspect's 'horrified' daughter disowns him

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A daughter of the man accused of kidnapping and raping three women held in captivity in the United States for a decade disowned him Friday and said the allegations were like a horror movie.

Angie Gregg, daughter of Ariel Castro, the 52-year-old accused of separately abducting the women and fathering a child by one of the captives, told CNN she was appalled by Castro's actions and wanted nothing more to do with him.

"I have no problem cutting him out of my life. I have no problem doing that," Gregg said. "I never want to see him again. And another thing I would like to ask him is when did you think this was going to be over?

"Did you think you could carry this charade forever? What did you think was going to happen? Eventually you were going to be caught," she said.

Gregg, whose interview was broadcast a day after Castro appeared in court for the first time and was ordered held on a $8 million bond, said she spent time with her father two weeks ago, but she had long held doubts about him.

There are "all these weird things I've noticed over the years... like how he kept his house locked down so tight," Gregg said, explaining that if "we'd be out at my grandma's having dinner, he'd be out for an hour or so and then he'd come back."

"And there would be no explanation where he went," Gregg said. "Everything is making sense now, It's all adding up. I'm disgusted. I'm horrified."

A US prosecutor said Thursday he would seek to press fresh charges that carry the death penalty against Castro, who is currently accused of kidnapping the women, raping them and forcibly ending their pregnancies.

"It's like a horror movie. Like watching a bad movie," said Gregg.

Castro, an unemployed bus driver, was arrested on Monday after Amanda Berry, 27, managed to call out to a neighbor who kicked down a door to the suspect's home and rescued her and a six-year-old daughter she bore during her captivity.

Police arrived on the scene and entered the house, finding the two other women, 23-year-old Gina DeJesus and 32-year-old Michelle Knight.

Gregg said that during their recent meeting Castro showed her a picture of a little girl, possibly Berry's daughter who is named Jocelyn, and she spotted a family resemblance.

"It was a face shot. And I said, 'she's cute, who is that?' And he said this is my girlfriend's child. I said, 'Dad, that girl looks like Emily,'" Gregg's younger sister.

"And he said no that's not my child, that's my girlfriend's child by someone else."

Gregg said she felt sorry for the women who were snatched and kept away from their families.

"I would love to see them," Gregg said. "I would love to see the little girl Jocelyn. But I don't want to pressure them at all. Maybe further down the road. Maybe it would be a possibility. But right now these girls need to heal."

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