One of the three women held captive in a Cleveland home for about a decade says she has been able to forgive her kidnapper and find peace in her life.

Michelle Knight made the comments during an interview conducted by a radio host on Sunday at Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin High School in Chardon, Ohio.

Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus broke out of the house in May 2013 after suffering years of torture.

The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer ( ) reports that the 33-year-old Knight, who was kidnapped in August 2002 when she was 21, says she realizes now that Ariel Castro had a disease, and therapy has taught her that what he did hadn't been his fault.

Castro pleaded guilty to a long list of charges and committed suicide in prison in September 2013.


Information from: The Plain Dealer,