Man in Ohio court on kidnap and rape charges

The man accused of kidnapping and raping three young women in Cleveland, Ohio has appeared in court.

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight were rescued from Ariel Castro's house on Tuesday after being missing for a decade.

He was hand-cuffed, had his head bowed, and his collar pulled up around his neck.

Castro's two brothers were also brought before Cleveland municipal court today charged with misdemeanour offences relating to having alcohol in an open container in a public space.

Ariel Castro can be released from custody if he can come up with a bail bond which the Judge has set at 2 million dollars cash on each cases against him.

He has been barred from making any contact whatsoever with his alleged victims or their families.