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Ariel Castro speaks out about his violent past and creepy ways.

“He threatened me lots of times with it,” said Castro’s nephew, 26-year-old Angel Caraballo, who was terrified of his uncle as a little boy and unnerved by him as an adult. “He would say: `Act up again, you’ll be in that back room with the mannequin.’”

Castro installed padlocks on every door leading into his dilapidated home on Seymour Avenue. He kept the basement bolted shut, too. When relatives showed up at his front door, he made them wait for half an hour before emerging, and nobody was ever allowed past the living room.

“He had told me to stay in the kitchen,” said Elida Marie Caraballo, Castro’s niece, who was at his house about seven years ago with Castro’s daughter Rosie. “I didn’t know why.” Read more from NewsOne

Cleveland Kidnapping Suspect Had Violent Streak, Family Members Say  was originally published on newsone.com

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