19 Action News reported that Jones Day issued the following statement on behalf of the survivors after they heard about Castro's plea:
"Amanda, Gina, and Michelle are relieved by today's plea. They are satisfied by this resolution to the case, and are looking forward to having these legal proceedings draw to a final close in the near future. They continue to desire their privacy. They do not wish to speak to the media or anyone else, and they thank people for continuing to respect their privacy as they grow stronger. They are immensely grateful for the support they have received from family, friends, and the donations to the Cleveland Courage Fund."
Castro appeared in court today and accepted a plea that will place him behind bars for the rest of his life, plus 1000 years.