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Ariel Castro’s mother apologizes for son’s alleged crimes

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Ariel Castro appears in Cleveland Municipal Court (Tony Dejak/AP)

Ariel Castro appears in Cleveland Municipal Court. (Tony Dejak/AP)

Lillian Rodriguez, mother of accused kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro, apologized for his actions.

Rodriguez spoke to reporters from inside her car as she was leaving the home of her son Pedro Castro.

"I am a mother in a lot of pain," Rodriguez told reporters in Spanish. "I am sorry for what my son has done." Cleveland.com reports that her comments were translated for reporters by Telemundo.

Rodriguez also said she feels sorry for the mothers of the the three women her son allegedly held captive for years inside his Cleveland home.

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight and a six-year-old girl born in captivity to Berry were all freed earlier this week after Berry was able to place a call to 911.

Castro is being held on $8 million bail and is currently on suicide watch, reports CBS News.

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