By John E. Douglas, Stephen Singular
John Douglas - The Bestselling writer of Mindhunter and the undisputed grasp profiler of serial criminals -- tells the chilling real tale of John Robinson - The internet's first serial murderer.
In Olathe, Kansas, a balding, pudgy father of 4 sits in criminal convicted on 3 counts of murder -- of capital homicide -- and suspected in at the very least 5 different disappearances.
During the final 1/2 the Nineties, John Robinson exploited the Internet's energetic global of sadomasochism with terrible effects. by way of haunting chat rooms, he pinpointed susceptible girls who have been trying to find romance and stalked them online, nefariously convincing them of his adulthood, sensitivity, and monetary balance. He gave the look of the right guy. He enticed those ladies with deals of an effective courting and a profitable task, persuading them to maneuver to his homeland. after they arrived in Kansas, the ladies normally disappeared.
After a dramatic trial and days of excessive jury deliberation, Robinson now faces the loss of life penalty. hectic as his crimes can be, what's such a lot alarming is how he chosen and lured his sufferers and the way willingly they spoke back. John Robinson increased the looking flooring, the recommendations, and the expertise of the sexual predator. he's the world's first-known web serial killer.
Law enforcement officials, prosecutors, and the coauthors of Anyone you will want Me to Be have struggled to resolve the enigma that's John Robinson. They show what can get it wrong in a global the place relationships are with out actual touch, exhibiting how simply mainstream americans should be drawn into the darkish underground of cybercrime. the net has tremendously improved the area of delusion -- from the restricted confines of actual fact to the global level of digital fact -- and someone can get involved in an online seduction. Erotic fantasies, which have been as soon as socially off-limits and intensely deepest, are actually immediately available.
This quickly growing to be neighborhood mask a sinister fact: With just a desktop, a web connection, and a knack for creativity, criminals have the facility to arrive hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting sufferers whereas ultimate in whole keep watch over in their personal -- usually fake -- picture. John Robinson was once a real innovator during this number of crime.
via interviews with legislation enforcement experts, net specialists, and others, John Douglas and Stephen Singular illustrate, with this situation, a miles better -- and extra scary -- trend of web intercourse and violence.
As expertise proliferates within the twenty-first century, so do possibilities for enterprising criminals like John Robinson. not anyone is healthier built than John Douglas and Stephen Singular to show the underworld of the web 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" can also be a terrifying, high-tech tale of crime and punishment.
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