Anyone You Want Me to Be: A True Story of Sex and Death on by John E. Douglas, Stephen Singular

By John E. Douglas, Stephen Singular

John Douglas - The Bestselling writer of Mindhunter and the undisputed grasp profiler of serial criminals -- tells the chilling precise tale of John Robinson - The internet's first serial murderer.

In Olathe, Kansas, a balding, pudgy father of 4 sits in legal convicted on 3 counts of murder -- of capital homicide -- and suspected in a minimum of 5 different disappearances.

During the final half the Nineties, John Robinson exploited the Internet's energetic international of sadomasochism with awful effects. through haunting chat rooms, he pinpointed susceptible girls who have been searching for romance and stalked them online, nefariously convincing them of his adulthood, sensitivity, and fiscal balance. He gave the look of the appropriate guy. He enticed those girls with deals of an exceptional dating and a profitable activity, persuading them to maneuver to his homeland. when they arrived in Kansas, the ladies constantly disappeared.

After a dramatic trial and days of severe jury deliberation, Robinson now faces the dying penalty. demanding as his crimes can be, what's so much alarming is how he chosen and lured his sufferers and the way willingly they replied. John Robinson multiplied the searching flooring, the options, and the know-how of the sexual predator. he's the world's first-known net serial killer.

Law enforcement officials, prosecutors, and the coauthors of Anyone you will want Me to Be have struggled to solve the enigma that's John Robinson. They exhibit what can get it wrong in a global the place relationships are with out actual touch, displaying how simply mainstream americans could be drawn into the darkish underground of cybercrime. the web has tremendously elevated the world of delusion -- from the constrained confines of actual truth to the global level of digital truth -- and a person can get entangled in an online seduction. Erotic fantasies, which have been as soon as socially off-limits and intensely deepest, at the moment are immediately obtainable.

This speedily becoming group mask a sinister fact: With just a computing device, a web connection, and a knack for creativity, criminals have the ability to arrive hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting sufferers whereas ultimate in whole regulate in their personal -- usually fake -- snapshot. John Robinson used to be a real innovator during this number of crime.

via interviews with legislations enforcement experts, internet specialists, and others, John Douglas and Stephen Singular illustrate, with this example, a miles better -- and extra scary -- trend of web intercourse and violence.

As know-how proliferates within the twenty-first century, so do possibilities for enterprising criminals like John Robinson. not anyone is healthier outfitted than John Douglas and Stephen Singular to reveal the underworld of the net and to warn humans in regards to the risks of our on-line world. A cautionary and academic story approximately being cautious of strangers and fake intimacy, "Anyone you will have Me to Be" is usually a terrifying, high-tech tale of crime and punishment.

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Not to get caught up in that macho thing of keeping score. We’d talk more about the girls’ feelings. I told them that if you went into a relationship with integrity and honesty, then you’d never have to second-guess yourself. But I don’t recall Mark ever asking me any questions about girls. ” Sturrock thought perhaps Mark’s shyness stemmed from his working-class background. He said it was possible Putnam was uncomfortable with kids from more affluent families. “I think a lot of Mark’s friends were from a lower socioeconomic background, possibly on welfare, although the Putnams were not on welfare,” Sturrock remembers.

Because these “collaborators” are identified within the text, I will not name them here; however, I want to express my gratitude for their patient cooperation. Two friends, Edith Walker and Bonnie Butler, I do name because they personally assisted me and made my task possible. Also, I would like to single out a few people whose contributions to my work were very specific: Dr. David Wolfe, Forensic Anthropologist, Kentucky Justice Cabinet; Supervisory Special Agent James Huggins, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Major Jerry Lovitt, Commander—East Branch, Kentucky State Police, and his men; Larry Webster, whose assistance in legal matters was invaluable; Harry M.

But life wasn’t really that bad for the Daniels family. Others up in the hills had it a lot worse. It wasn’t as though Susan grew up without electricity or indoor plumbing. It wasn’t as though the Daniels family couldn’t manage. The kids did their share of chores. The girls cleaned and dusted and folded laundry. The boys worked on the house, building and repairing things. The Daniels children also had a good deal of innocent fun while growing up. They played hide-and-seek out in the wild virgin territory that surrounded them.

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