Knight told police that she had fallen pregnant "at least five times" during nearly 12 years of captivity, CBS news reported, citing the police report.
"Ariel would make her abort the baby," the police report read.
"He starved her for at least two weeks and then repeatedly punched her in (the) stomach until she miscarried."
Castro brought in a plastic kiddie pool and forced Berry to give birth in it in order to contain the inevitable mess, the women told police. He also forced Knight to assist and told her "if baby died ... he'd kill her".
At one point on that terrifying December 25, 2006, the newborn girl stopped breathing and Knight "breathed for her," giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Berry told police that Castro would sometimes take her daughter with him when he left the house, but made sure she didn't know Knight or DeJesus's real names to avoid raising any suspicions.
The women said they were chained in the basement during their early years of captivity, but eventually were allowed to live unchained upstairs behind locked doors.
They were only allowed outside of the house on two brief occasions, when Castro shuffled them to the garage wearing wigs as disguises.
But police are still unsure how it was that none of the people who would visit the unassuming house at 2207 Seymour - including his family - realised that anything was amiss.
Nor did anyone who visited or lived near the nondescript but dingy home appear to have any clue that the three women and the child were trapped inside.
"Ariel kept everybody at a distance," deputy police chief Ed Tomba told reporters.
"The control that he may have had over those girls, we don't know that yet," adding it will take them a long time to figure it out.
source:http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/ar ... d=10882750
So, as far as the family, friends and neighbours were concerned, Ariel was the sole occupant of the house. And he was seen leaving the house to go to McDonalds and what-not. And while the sole occupant was absent from his house, never, ever, did the neighbours see, hear, smell anything that would make them realise that there were an extra THREE adults and one child living un-chained upstairs? For TWELVE years! Did they never think to scream? Or moan? Or, on a good day maybe even share a laugh? Nobody ever thought he was being burgled and called the cops.
And over the course of a decade, how many coughs and colds and sneezes and sniffles did these women get?
And this is without even factoring in the rape, torture, abuse, assaults, forced abortions, childbirth. Maybe he used to wait for a loud truck to drive past before administering his boot to the poor girl's belly.
And his family and other visitors who went inside his house! They never heard so much as an unwarranted creak from an upstairs floorboard? Never commented on how much food he had in his cupboards? And if he didn't cook, then there should be half a dozen fast-food retailers getting their 15 minutes on the news telling all about how they never knew the guy they sold pizzas to all those years was actually the devil himself.
"They were only allowed outside of the house on two brief occasions, when Castro shuffled them to the garage wearing wigs as disguises.
This is probably the stupidest part of the story. The deal is you live ALONE. To be seen with ANYBODY else, no matter what they look like, is to give the game away. Unless they were magic wigs that make the wearer invisible, as well as inaudible.