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The house where Cleveland bus driver Ariel Castro imprisoned and raped three women is set to be demolished. These pictures are part of the evidence that would have been led against him at trial.

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Ariel Castro, middle, stands between attorneys Craig Weintraub, left, and Jaye Schlachet as his sentence is read to him by judge Michael J. Russo in the courtroom in Cleveland, Ohio August 1, 2013. An Ohio judge on Thursday sentenced Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro to life in prison for abducting, raping and holding captive three women for as long as 11 years, and murder for forcing one of the women to abort her pregnancy. Cuyahoga County Judge Michael Russo imposed the prison sentence after an emotional court hearing at which one of Castro's victims, Michelle Knight, 32, said the former school bus driver put her through a life of hell.

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A page in a letter from Ariel Castro's house is seen in this undated photo provided to the court as evidence on August 1, 2013 and released to the media by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office.

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A door with a hole in Ariel Castro's house is seen in this undated photo provided to the court as evidence on August 1, 2013 and released to the media by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office.

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A room in Ariel Castro's house is seen in this undated photo provided to the court as evidence on August 1, 2013 and released to the media by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office.

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A boarded up wall in Ariel Castro's house is seen in this undated photo provided to the court as evidence on August 1, 2013 and released to the media by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office.

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A wig is pictured in Ariel Castro's house in this undated photo provided to the court as evidence on August 1, 2013 and released to the media by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office.

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A room with toys is pictured in Ariel Castro's house in this undated photo provided to the court as evidence on August 1, 2013, and released to the media by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office.

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Chains and locks are pictured in Ariel Castro's house in this undated photo provided to the court as evidence on August 1, 2013 and released to the media by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office.

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Chains and locks are pictured in Ariel Castro's house in this undated photo provided to the court as evidence on August 1, 2013 and released to the media by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office.

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A room boarded up with door panels is pictured in Ariel Castro's house in this undated photo provided to the court as evidence on August 1, 2013, and released to the media by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office.

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The inside of the basement is pictured in Ariel Castro's house in this undated photo provided to the court as evidence on August 1, 2013 and released to the media by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office.

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Chains and locks in Ariel Castro's house are seen in this undated photo provided to the court as evidence on August 1, 2013 and released to the media by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office.

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A door is pictured in Ariel Castro's house in this undated photo provided to the court as evidence on August 1, 2013 and released to the media by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office.

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