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DNA shows Ohio kidnap suspect fathered girl freed with 3 women; relatives call him paranoid

  • Culema Nevarez adds balloons to a growing tribute outside the home of Gina DeJesus in Cleveland, Friday, May 10, 2013. DeJesus was freed Monday from the home of Ariel Castro where she and two other women had been held captive for nearly a decade.  (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

    Culema Nevarez adds balloons to a growing tribute outside the home of Gina DeJesus in Cleveland, Friday, May 10, 2013. DeJesus was freed Monday from the home of Ariel Castro where she and two other women had been held captive for nearly a decade. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Balloons surround the porch at the home of Gina DeJesus in Cleveland Friday, May 10, 2013. DeJesus was freed Monday from the home of Ariel Castro where she and two other women had been held captive for nearly a decade.  (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

    Balloons surround the porch at the home of Gina DeJesus in Cleveland Friday, May 10, 2013. DeJesus was freed Monday from the home of Ariel Castro where she and two other women had been held captive for nearly a decade. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Deborah Knight, grandmother of Michelle Knight, drives her wheelchair past the home of Gina DeJesus in Cleveland Friday, May 10, 2013. Michelle Knight was freed from the home of Ariel Castro along with DeJesus and Amanda Berry Monday where the 52-year-old man had held them captive for a decade. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

    Deborah Knight, grandmother of Michelle Knight, drives her wheelchair past the home of Gina DeJesus in Cleveland Friday, May 10, 2013. Michelle Knight was freed from the home of Ariel Castro along with DeJesus and Amanda Berry Monday where the 52-year-old man had held them captive for a decade. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities say DNA tests prove kidnapping and rape suspect Ariel Castro fathered the 6-year-old girl who escaped with her mother and two other women who had been imprisoned in a house for about a decade in Cleveland.

Tests on Castro's DNA sample confirmed he fathered the girl, who was rescued from his house along with the women. His DNA profile is now entering a national database to see if it links him to other crimes.

Castrol is jailed on rape and kidnapping charges.

Members of Castro's extended family have come forward to describe what they say is the suspect's history of paranoia and anger, including violent outbursts against the mother of his children.

In interviews, the relatives detailed claims that Castro frequently beat his common-law wife, often played strange psychological games and locked her inside the house.