Gina DeJesus, 22, one of the three Cleveland women held captive in a basement dungeon for a decade, hopes to get back to a normal life as soon as possible, authorities have said.

DeJesus was allegedly abducted in 2004, aged 14, by Ariel Castro, the father of a school classmates' father.

She was imprisoned in Castro's home dungeon at 2207 Seymour Avenue along with Amanda Berry, 27 and Michelle Knight, 32, until Berry escaped and found help.

"[DeJesus] had a smile from ear to ear," Cleveland councillor Matt Zone said after visiting her at her home where she had been reunited with her family.

DeJesus told Zone that she was keen to do things that other young women do including getting her hair done and going to the dentist.

Castro has been charged with four counts of kidnapping the three women and Berry's six-year old daughter, who she bore in captivity, and three counts of rape.

A DNA test has confirmed that Castro is thegirl's father, police said.

Knight reportedly told authorities that she was pregnant by Castro five times and that each one ended after he starved her for and repeatedly punched her in the stomach until she miscarried.

A Cleveland judge set a bond for Puerto Rican-born Castro at $2m (£1.3m) on each charge.

Ariel Castro
Ariel Castro (Reuters)