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Cleveland captives seek privacy

Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 01:47

May 12 - Representative of three captives held for almost a decade in Cleveland says women are seeking privacy and time to recover. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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After the rescue and the homecomings, the three women held captive in Cleveland for almost a decade are seeking time to recover and want to forego any media appearances for now. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JIM WOOLEY, SPOKESMAN FOR AMANDA BERRY, GINA DEJESUS AND MICHELLE KNIGHT SAYING: "Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight are extremely grateful for the generous assistance and loving support of their families, friends, and the community. They are also very grateful for the tireless efforts of numerous law enforcement officials with the Cleveland Police Department, the Cuyahoga County Sheriff, the FBI, and the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's office. Amanda Berry says, "Thank you so much for everything you're doing and continue to do. I am so happy to be home with my family." Gina DeJesus says, "I'm so happy to be home and want to thank everybody for all your prayers. I just want time now to be with my family." Michelle Knight says, "Thank you to everyone for your support and good wishes. I am healthy, happy and safe and will reach out to family, friends and supporters in good time." What the women want now is their privacy. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JIM WOOLEY, SPOKESMAN FOR AMANDA BERRY, GINA DEJESUS AND MICHELLE KNIGHT SAYING: "Miss Berry, Miss deJeusus and Miss LKnight will not be particicpating in any interview or speaking with any representatives of the media at this time." 52-year-old former school bus driver Ariel Castro, has been charged with kidnapping and raping the three women while keeping them locked up in a Cleveland home.

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Cleveland captives seek privacy

Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 01:47