Driven into isolation by other children because of his deformed hands, this Japanese necrophile would eventually grow up to act out his vengeance on little girls, strangling them with his hands, drinking their blood, and in one case, eating his victims hands.
On January 5, 1993, child rapist and killer Dodd became the first inmate legally executed by hanging in the U.S. since 1965. His last words were, "I was once asked by somebody, I don’t remember who, if there was any way sex offenders could be stopped. I said, ‘No.’ I was wrong."
Polly was born January 1, 1981, and abducted from her bedroom, at the age of 12, during an October 1, 1993, slumber party by Richard Allen Davis, with promises that he would not hurt her. He raped and murdered her. This infamous case inspired hundreds of people, most prominently her father Marc Klaas, to work on behalf of America’s children.
Ronald Van Der Plaat, 78, a Dutch-born man convicted in New Zealand for the 23-year incarceration, rape, bondage and torture of his daughter, 9, has been found in violation of the terms of his parole.
For over a year, serial killer and child molester Joseph Edward Duncan kept a blog. In it, he documented his struggle to remain the man he called “Happy Joe,” a guy who had friends and healthy interests. Eventually, Duncan’s demons put an end to Happy Joe. Two days after his final entry, Duncan killed three people and kidnapped two children in Idaho.
A survey of recent cases that captured the public’s attention and outrage.
When Jody Lynn Bowman caught her boyfriend, George Jupin, who had no history of pedophilia, molesting her daughter, 3, she got her 9 mm handgun and shot him in the head. Bowman claimed self-defense, saying that Jupin had lunged at her. A look at the evidence in this controversial case.
A former Philadelphia police officer is charged with attempting to lure an 8-year-old girl into his vehicle. Leo Haley, 72, is charged with unlawful restraint, terroristic threats, luring a child into a vehicle, and harassment stemming from the alleged October 17 incident. Police say Haley was in his vehicle when he saw the child walking alone and threatened her in an attempt to get her into his car.
Convicted sex offender, who because he confessed, was spared jail time, plans to sue his victim for making allegations against him.
British rocker Gary Glitter, famous for his hit song Rock and Roll, Part Two, has been arrested in connection with Operation Yewtree, an investigation into the alleged pedophile activity of late BBC TV and radio star Jimmy Savile,