Survivor of 10-year Ohio captivity looks ahead in new book


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COLUMBUS (AP) — A woman who escaped years of physical and sexual abuse endured during a decadelong captivity in a Cleveland house has written a new book about recovering from her ordeal.

Michelle Knight was one of three women abducted by captor Ariel Castro beginning in 2002. Unlike fellow survivors Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, Knight was not known to have been missing.

The three were rescued from the run-down house of Castro on May 6, 2013, after Berry broke through a screen door. Police found DeJesus and Knight upstairs, where their bedrooms were outfitted with chains and locks.

Castro was sentenced to life in prison plus 1,000 years. He hanged himself in his prison cell a few months later. The house was razed and replaced by a park.

Knight told her story in her first book, "Finding Me," in 2014. Berry and DeJesus separately published a book the following year: "Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland."

Knight's new book, "Life After Darkness: Finding Healing and Happiness After the Cleveland Kidnappings" (Hachette Books) comes out today. She spoke to The Associated Press ahead of its publication.

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