CLEVELAND - Moses Cintron believes he frequently saw kidnapping suspect, Ariel Castro, with a young girl at a Seymour Avenue park.
Cintron's property, on Erin Avenue, backs up to Roberto Clemente Park in the 3600 block of Seymour Avenue -- exactly four blocks from the house where three Cleveland women, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, were held captive for over a decade.
Cintron told NewsChannel5 he now recognizes the abduction suspect as a frequent visitor to the park with a young girl who was fond of the four puppies he kept fenced in his back yard.
Cintron said the pair seemed happy and nothing appeared amiss, although he said he never saw any mother or female present during their visits.
"Last Sunday morning was the last time I saw that little girl with Mr. Ariel Castro," said Cintron, in a thick Spanish accent. "I've seen them in the past -- since last year."
Cintron was shocked to see the mugshot of Castro, one of three brothers arrested in the case. He said he also knew Castro casually from Hispanic community events where Castro would perform with musical groups.
Cintron said Castro would greet him in Spanish when the little girl pet his puppies. He said Castro never displayed anything but a "soft manner" and thus had no reason to think he did not belong with the girl.
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