By John E. Douglas,Stephen Singular
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. over the past 1/2 the Nineteen 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 searching for romance and stalked them online, nefariously convincing them of his adulthood, sensitivity, and fiscal balance. He appeared like the fitting guy. He enticed those girls with bargains of a superior courting and a profitable task, persuading them to maneuver to his native land. when they arrived in Kansas, the ladies constantly disappeared.
After a dramatic trial and days of extreme jury deliberation, Robinson now faces the demise penalty. anxious as his crimes will be, what is such a lot alarming is how he chosen and lured his sufferers and the way willingly they answered. John Robinson improved the searching flooring, the strategies, and the know-how of the sexual predator. he's the world's first-known net serial killer.
legislations 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 display what can get it wrong in a global the place relationships are with out actual touch, displaying how simply mainstream american citizens may be drawn into the darkish underground of cybercrime. the net has vastly multiplied the area of fable -- from the restricted confines of actual fact to the global degree of digital truth -- and a person can get entangled in an online seduction. Erotic fantasies, that have been as soon as socially off-limits and very deepest, are actually immediately obtainable. This speedily turning out to be group mask a sinister fact: With just a machine, an online connection, and a knack for creativity, criminals have the facility to arrive thousands of unsuspecting sufferers whereas last in entire keep watch over in their personal -- frequently fake -- picture. John Robinson used to be a real innovator during this number of crime. via interviews with legislations enforcement experts, net specialists, and others, John Douglas and Stephen Singular illustrate, with this example, a far greater -- and extra scary -- development of web intercourse and violence.
As know-how proliferates within the twenty-first century, so do possibilities for enterprising criminals like John Robinson. nobody is best outfitted than John Douglas and Stephen Singular to show the underworld of the web and to warn humans concerning the hazards of our on-line world. A cautionary and academic story approximately being cautious of strangers and fake intimacy, Anyone you will want Me to Be can also be a terrifying, high-tech tale of crime and punishment.
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Anyone You Want Me to Be: A True Story of Sex and Death on the Internet by John E. Douglas,Stephen Singular