CLEVELAND — The Ohio attorney general says tests have confirmed that alleged kidnapper Ariel Castro (pictured) is the Father of a 6-year-old girl rescued from his house with three women this week.

Attorney General Mike DeWine‘s office confirmed Castro’s paternity in a news release Friday. DeWine says a sample of Castro’s DNA was taken Thursday and forensic scientists worked through the night on the case.

Figueroa’s relatives said Castro savagely beat her, pushing her down a flight of stairs, breaking her nose and dislocating her shoulder, among other injuries. Her sister, Elida Caraballo (pictured above), said Castro once shoved Figueroa in to a cardboard box and closed the flaps over her head.

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