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09/07/2013 11:37 BST | Updated 09/07/2013 12:16 BST

Ohio Kidnap Victims Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight Say Thank You On YouTube

Three women held captive in an Ohio home for a decade have issued a YouTube video to thank the public for their support.

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were held captive in a house in Cleveland, Ohio, for a decade.

Former bus driver Ariel Castro has pleaded not guilty to 329 charges, including 139 of rape, and could face the death penalty if found guilty.

In the video, Berry, who reportedly gave birth while being held captive, said: "I'm getting stronger each day and having my privacy has helped immensely."

She added: "I want to thank everyone who has helped me and my family through this entire ordeal."

Knight said she had "been through hell and back", but she refused to be "defined by the situation".