'Criminal Minds' Season 11, Episode 14 Inspired by Amanda Berry, Ariel Castro Kidnapping Story
During next week's episode of "Criminal Minds," the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) will go on the hunt for a man who kidnapped and tortured three young women for years, just like notorious kidnapper Ariel Castro.
The synopsis for the upcoming episode, which is titled "Hostage," reveals that a teenage girl will manage to escape a suburban home where she and two others were being held in bondage.
"When an 18-year-old girl escapes from a suburban home where she was held captive for years with two other women, the BAU will end up searching for the Unsub who kidnapped them," the description reads, according to the Hollywood Hills.
The storyline sounds very much like the real-life report of the Cleveland house of horrors where Castro kept three women hostage until they finally escaped in 2013. He grabbed his first victim, Michelle Knight, in 2002 when she was 21 years old and abused her for 11 years.
He later kidnapped Amanda Berry in 2003 when she was 16 years old and then Gina DeJesus in 2004 at the age of 14.
All of the women managed to escape in May 2013 when a good Samaritan heard Berry yelling for help inside of Castro's house while he was not home, the New York Daily News reported.
Castro was arrested and sentenced to life in prison without parole after pleading guilty to 937 counts of rape, kidnapping and aggravated murder. However, he committed suicide one month into his sentence.
A preview video of "Hostage" released via Spoiler TV gives viewers a glimpse of the young victims and their kidnapper. It begins with a little girl singing the alphabet song in a creepy voice. The girls are also seen trying to escape in another clip, while Derek (Shemar Moore) is shocked to learn that a man managed to keep young girls hostage for over a decade.
Season 11, Episode 14 of "Criminal Minds," "Hostage," will premiere on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.