"I'm not a monster. I'm a normal person -- I'm just sick. I have an addiction just like an alcoholic has an addiction," Castro said during his sentencing hearing Thursday, pointing the finger at childhood abuse and an addiction to masturbation and pornography.
"There is no place in this city, there is no place in this country, there is no place in this world for those who enslave others," Judge Michael Russo told Castro after sentencing him.
"You took 11 years of my life away and I have got it back," Knight said during the sentencing hearing. "I will overcome all this that has happened, but you will face hell for eternity. From this moment on, I will not let you define me or affect who I am. I will live on, you will die a little every day."
While the exact details of Castro's time behind bars may be murky at this point, Knight does have it right in one respect: Castro is expected to die while behind bars, as he'll have to serve life without the eligibility for parole, plus an additional 1,000 years to be served after that. Castro is 53.