One of three women imprisoned in an Ohio home for about a decade has told their captor he will “face hell for eternity”, as he is sentenced.
Michelle Knight, 32, wept as she delivered her victim impact statement before Ariel Castro.
The 53-year-old former school bus driver told the court he was not a monster, but was addicted to sex.
The court also heard he played Russian roulette with his victims, kept them chained up and repeatedly raped them.
Castro, who pleaded guilty last week to 937 criminal charges under a plea deal to spare him the death penalty, faces a life term plus 1,000 years.
The captives, Ms Knight, 32, Amanda Berry, 27, and Gina DeJesus, 23, were rescued in May after one of them escaped from the Cleveland home.