Ariel Castro

The Castro kidnappings and the danger in our midst

The suicide of former school bus driver and Ohio kidnapper Ariel Castro comes with mixed sentiments, but it serves as a reminder that many other predators like him still live and work among us.

People across America can no longer claim, "It doesn't happen here." The Cleveland kidnappings are a horrific but timely reminder that sexual slavery exists in our neighborhoods and in every state across America. We just aren't looking. And we aren't speaking out.

Our young adults are the ones paying the price.

Police reports have indicated that Castro approached his victims in seemingly harmless environments. What teenager would know to be wary of accepting a ride...