Ariel Castro appears in Cleveland Municipal court Thursday, May 9, 2013, in Cleveland. Castro was charged with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape. Ariel Castro was charged while his brothers, Pedro and Onil Castro, were held but faced no immediate charges. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
(CBS NEWS) -- One of the women who spent a decade in captivity is still being treated for anxiety, but CBS Cleveland affiliate WOIO-TV reports
that Michelle Knight is hospitalized for possible reconstructive
surgery to heal injuries suffered at the hands of her accused attacker.
grandmother, Deborah Knight, confirmed the information, telling
WOIO-TV: "When she was severely beaten, he had beat her so bad in the
face, she has to have facial reconstruction, and she's lost hearing in
Records obtained by WOIO-TV show Knight also may have faced physical abuse before she was kidnapped.
show David Feckley was charged and convicted in the early 2000s of
child endangerment, for breaking the arm of Knight's infant son. He
served eight years in prison. But a rape charge was dropped when the
alleged victim, Knight, couldn't be found. She went missing in 2002.
wasn't seeing visitors Thursday, not even her family. On Wednesday, her
mother, in from Naples, Florida, met with Knight briefly at Metro Health
Medical Center. A relative said the meeting was strained, and Knight
asked her mom to leave.
Meanwhile, the community is
showing its love and concern for Knight, lighting up social media.
Someone even offered her a place to stay. One woman stopped by Knight's
grandmother's house Thursday morning with balloons and flowers.
"I wanted to let her know people are thinking about her," said Lindsey Perkins, a total stranger.
On Thursday evening, friends and concerned citizens hosted a "balloon release" to honor her escape.