(CNN)Here is background information on the case of Ariel Castro and the kidnapping of three women in Cleveland.
Former school bus driver Ariel Castro agreed to a plea deal relating to the kidnapping, rape and assault of three young women kidnapped in Cleveland between 2002 and 2004. Under the deal, Castro agreed to plead guilty and be sentenced to life in prison without parole, and the prosecution agreed not to pursue the death penalty. A month after sentencing, Castro committed suicide in his prison cell.
-- Knight disappeared at the age of 21 in August 2002 from Lorain Avenue in Cleveland.
-- Her family believed Knight had run away after losing custody of her son.
-- Berry disappeared at the age of 16 in April 2003 from Lorain Avenue.
-- DNA tests have confirmed that Ariel Castro is the father of Berry's daughter.
-- DeJesus disappeared at the age of 14 in April 2004 from Lorain Avenue.
August 22, 2002 - Michelle Knight is last seen. The next day, she is reported missing.