Hi, I'm Anderson Cooper.
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New details about the three Cleveland women held captive for a decade, what their life was like inside that house,
reports of a family whose kidnapped son was found after four years and how their story gave hope all these years to one of the Cleveland families.
Let's get started.
Authorities have just released a dispatch call that sent police to the house behind me, 2207 Seymour Avenue, on Monday after 911 call from Amanda Berry herself. Listen.
I have a call-tick on the phone with a female who says her name is Amanda Berry, and that she had been kidnapped 10 years ago.
She's at this location now.
The code one, the CAD is 0149-0149.
I copy. Is she still on the line or has she hang up?
She still is on the phone right now.
She is saying that the male is Ariel Castro, 52-year-old Hispanic male that lives at 2207 Seymour, and that he's been holding her here for 10 years.
How about the others in the house? 7266.
Georgina DeJesus might be in this house also per…
We found them. We found them. Copy.
Guys, send us EMS here. We've got a female kind of really, she's got a young child with her.
OK. Make it two.
We also have a Michele Knight in the house.
I don't know if you want to look that up in the radar ,in the system. Thirty-two years old.
Also tonight, this new video shot just today, the Cleveland Justice Center, of Ariel Castro, the owner of the house who is charged today with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape.
Police say they will not charge his brothers in the case.
There are also many new details tonight about what was found inside that house right over there, inside Castro's house.
And what the last 10 years were like for Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight.
Today also had so much needed joy in it. Two of the women, Berry and DeJesus went home.
Berry's 6-year-old daughter is well.
CNN's Pamela Brown joins me now with more on how all three women are doing.
First of all, you're learning new details about some of what they went through.
That's right, Anderson.
We are learning that according to sources that Ariel Castro would actually test the girls, pretend like he was leaving the home,
and then wait and see if they attempted to flee, and if they did even attempt to flee, he would discipline them.
So he instilled fear in them and created a situation where they never wanted to flee.
But we have learned from sources, Anderson, that Monday was the first opportunity for anyone to escape,
that Amanda Berry somehow knew he had left the home, and she had hit her breaking point.
She took that as an opportunity to cry for help.
But what's interesting to note here is that the other two women didn't leave the home.
That they could have left but they chose to stay behind.
to take a person away illegally by force, usually in order to demand money in exchange for releasing them
Police have uncovered a plot to kidnap the Presidetn's son.
to send something, especially goods or a message, somewhere for a particular purpose
A messenger was dispatched to take the news to the soldiers at the front.
a system that uses radio waves to find the position of objects that cannot be seen:
They plotted aircraft movements by radar.
training that makes people more willing to obey or more able to control themselves, often in the form of rules, and punishments if these are broken, or the behaviour produced by this training
She is strict in the matter of discipline.
an occasion or situation that makes it possible to do something that you want to do or have to do, or the possibility of doing something
You must grasp this opportunity.