The Associated Press

Ohio Governor Gives Kidnapped Cleveland Women Courage Award

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has presented his annual courage awards to three women who survived their decade-long imprisonment in a Cleveland house.

Kasich presented the award Monday to Amanda Berry, Gina de Jesus and Michelle Knight during his State of the State speech

He said the women’s story is one of inner strength and a courage that brought them through and sustained them during the ordeal.

The three were rescued in May after being kidnapped from the streets of Cleveland between 2002 and 2004 at the ages of 14, 16 and 20.

Convicted kidnapper Ariel Castro hanged himself in prison in September at the start of a life sentence plus 1,000 years after he pleaded guilty to hundreds of charges the previous month.

Ohio Governor Gives Kidnapped Cleveland Women Courage Award
Ohio Governor Gives Kidnapped Cleveland Women Courage Award

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