On Friday, August 6, 2004, a judge in Seattle lifted the no-contact order in the bizarre case of a married teacher, convicted of raping a young male student. She eventually had two children by him and married him. Was it a crime or was it a romance, and did they live happily ever after?
On July 22, 1991, police found a dazed Tracy Edwards wandering the streets with one hand cuffed. He told them of being drugged and nearly killed in a house of horrors. The officers investigated; all was fine until they found a human head in the fridge. Dahmer was arrested, his rampage ended.
Executed on June 10, 1988, for the murders of five children, this Utah Bookkeeper’s compulsion for child pornography escalated horrifyingly to abduction, torture and murder.
Jessica Lunsford was abducted from her home by repeat sex offender John Couey when she was nine. After her notably horrific murder, her father pursued legislation for stricter sex offender monitoring, resulting in the Jessica Lunsford Act. Jessica would be 17 today.
From our friends at the Daily Dot: A recent undercover sting in Mobile, Ala., provides a window into the secret world of coded language pedophiles use online. And it’s shockingly simplistic.
On May 20, 2005, Mary Kay Letourneau, female pedophile, made headlines by marrying her victim, the now-adult Vili Fualaau. Read the story from the beginning.
On March 21, 2006, a judge in the second jurisdiction in which Lafave was facing charges denied her plea agreement. That prosecutor later dropped the charges, a victory for Lafave, who had already avoided jail time in the other jurisdiction. An examination of the case of the teacher who was too pretty for prison.
A Colorado couple was arrested after police say they were caught in a sting operation in which they set up a meeting with a pedophile, who was to bring his daughter, 6, to a motel for sex. When police intercepted the couple, however, it was obvious they were planning a sting of their own.
Serial killer and pedophile Joseph Duncan was born on February 25, 1963 in Tacoma, Washington, where he was also raised. His first run-in with the law occurred in 1978 when he was 15-years-old. In that incident he raped a nine-year-old boy at gunpoint, and the following year he was arrested driving a stolen car.
The trial of Mariano Antonio Castro, 58, of Santa Anna, Calif., began on February 6, 2013, for allegations that he sexually assaulted a female relative regularly over the course of nine years, from age 8-17, impregnating her at the age of 11. The unnamed girl had the child at age 12, and kept it, but the abuse continued.