Ohio first responders speaking out about the dramatic rescue of the three kidnapped women

Posted at 6:36 PM, May 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-19 18:37:08-04

(CNN)– For the first time, we’re hearing from some of the officers who helped rescue the three kidnapped women in Ohio.

Cleveland policed released the tape this week of their interviews.

It shows the officers getting pretty emotional recalling the ordeal.

One even said the girls begged them not to leave at one point and another described the moment they knew who they had found.

“And then within a few seconds I see another girl come out of the bedroom. I just look at her. You could immediately tell who it is, just thinner. And, again, I just needed confirmation. And I asked her, ‘What’s your name?’ She said my name is Georgina DeJesus. It was very overwhelming. I mean, it took everything to hold myself together. You know, I have Michelle in my arms and then you’ve got Gina coming out”

Ariel Castro was arrested in the girls’ kidnapping.

His attorney said he plans to plead not guilty