Elias Acevedo, who lived on the same block as convicted kidnapper Ariel Castro, was charged late on Thursday for kidnapping, rape, and murder. Authorities became aware of Acevedo following increased scrutiny of missing persons cases in the wake of Castro’s arrest.
Police arrested Acevedo in June at his Seymour Avenue home after they discovered that he was a convicted sex offender who had failed to report his address. While incarcerated, Acevedo’s DNA was linked to a 1993 rape and a 1995 disappearance.
Acevedo has confessed to the murders, which means authorities will not seek the death penalty.
The indictment against Acevedo includes 115 kidnapping charges and more than 173 charges of rape. Acevedo is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday.
Via The Guardian.
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