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Kidnapping suspect's daughter: 'It's all adding up'

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CLEVELAND, OH (RNN) – Ariel Castro's daughter said she never wanted to see him again after learning three missing women escaped from his home, and he may be responsible for their kidnapping.

In an exclusive CNN interview Thursday, Angie Gregg said she never suspected her daddy to be capable of doing anything like taking, holding and torturing three girls for nearly a decade. However, "weird things" she had noticed over the years, like how he kept some areas of his house locked down, began to make sense.

"It's all adding up," Gregg said. "And I'm disgusted. I'm horrified."

Her descriptions of her father conflicted between a man who was kind and someone capable of violence.

She described her father as someone she knew as a "friendly, caring, doting man" who was good to her. She also recalled instances of verbal and physical abuse by Castro against her mother, who left before dying in 2012 from complications with cancer.

In another revelation, Gregg talked about Castro showing her a picture of a little girl who was confirmed by DNA tests Friday to be her sister born out of sexual assault.

"About two months ago … he showed me a picture that was in his cell phone, randomly. He said ‘look at this cute little girl,'" Gregg said. "I said ‘she's cute, who is that?' He said ‘this is my girlfriend's child.' I said 'dad, that girl looks like Emily.' Emily is my younger sister and he says ‘no, that's not my child, that's my girlfriend's child by someone else.'

"He denied it. I said 'dad, look at the nose. That looks just like Emily.' He started getting vague. He said ‘well it could be mine; we've been together for a long time. I just don't know,' and then ‘subject change.'"

Also Thursday, CNN reported Emily Castro was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the attempted murder of her infant child.

On April 4, 2007, she cut her 11-month-old daughter's neck four times with a knife, as well as her own neck and wrists, according to court documents. It reportedly happened after the baby's father decided to move out of the family's Fort Wayne, IN, home.

Her defense team argued she suffered from mental depression.

Ariel Castro was arraigned for four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape in a municipal court Thursday. He is accused of kidnapping Michelle Knight in 2002, Amanda Berry in 2003 and Gina DeJesus in 2004 then submitting them to imprisonment and sexual slavery until they escaped Monday.

Gregg said her father's actions were not a reflection of everyone in her family, not of her or her children.

"We don't have monster in our blood," she said.

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