Ariel Castro’s house to be demolished

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland house where were imprisoned and raped for about a will be torn down this week.

The was turned off at ’s home on Seymour Avenue on Monday after his removed personal items from it, including and .

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The (Cleveland) that the Cuyahoga Land Bank acquired the home last week and plans to demolish it beginning Wednesday.

A contractor is tearing down the home at no cost. Plans for what will replace the house on the site haven’t been made public.

The 53-year-old Castro was sentenced last week to life in prison plus 1,000 years after pleading guilty to hundreds of charges related to the kidnapping and of the women.

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