Ariel Castro's house to be demolished Wednesday

Ariel Castro's house to be demolished Wednesday

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CLEVELAND, OH, - MAY 07: A general view of the exterior of the house where, on Monday, three women who had disappeared as teenagers approximately ten years ago were found alive on May 7, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. Amanda Berry, who went missing in 2003, Gina DeJesus, who went missing in 2004, and Michele Knight, who went missing in 2002, were all found alive in the same house. Three suspects, all brothers, have been taken into custody. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on August 6, 2013 at 2:02 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 6 at 3:18 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) — The nonprofit responsible for demolishing the Cleveland house where three women were imprisoned and raped for a decade is taking additional precautions to ensure that rubble does not end up for sale online.

The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports that the Cuyahoga Land Bank plans to complete the demolition of Ariel Castro's house in one day and shred all the building materials. A contractor is tearing down the home at no cost Wednesday.

The land bank's president, Gus Frangos, says the county is trying to keep away scavengers who might try to sell the rubble as what is known as "murderabilia."

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

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com

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