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A sheriff deputy stands outside a house where three women escaped Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in Cleveland. Three women who went missing separately about a decade ago were found in the home Monday just south of downtown and likely had been tied up during years of captivity, said police, who arrested three brothers. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — An imposing, 10-foot privacy fence has been erected around the home of a Cleveland rape and kidnapping suspect charged with holding three women captive for about a decade.

And the home of Ariel Castro, where the windows had been blocked off from the inside and doors double- and triple-padlocked, has been boarded up.

Patrols cars were still parked across the entrances to the block Monday to keep away drive-by onlookers.

The run-down house has become a two-story piece of evidence in the abduction and imprisonment case of the three women.

Councilman Brian Cummins says threats to burn down the house have been circulating on city streets.