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 legal convicted on 3 counts of murder -- of capital homicide -- and suspected in a minimum of 5 different disappearances.
During the final 1/2 the Nineteen Nineties, John Robinson exploited the Internet's energetic global of sadomasochism with terrible effects. via haunting chat rooms, he pinpointed weak girls who have been trying to find romance and stalked them online, nefariously convincing them of his adulthood, sensitivity, and monetary balance. He appeared like the fitting guy. He enticed those girls with bargains of a pretty good courting and a profitable activity, persuading them to maneuver to his fatherland. after they arrived in Kansas, the ladies continually disappeared.
After a dramatic trial and days of extreme jury deliberation, Robinson now faces the loss of life penalty. annoying as his crimes could be, what's such a lot alarming is how he chosen and lured his sufferers and the way willingly they replied. John Robinson increased the searching flooring, the ideas, and the expertise 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 show what can get it wrong in a global the place relationships are with out actual touch, displaying how simply mainstream american citizens will be drawn into the darkish underground of cybercrime. the net has enormously increased the world of myth -- from the constrained confines of actual truth to the global degree 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 very inner most, are actually immediately obtainable.
This swiftly transforming into group mask a sinister fact: With just a machine, a web connection, and a knack for creativity, criminals have the ability to arrive hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting sufferers whereas last 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 far 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. nobody is best built than John Douglas and Stephen Singular to show the underworld of the net 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 be a terrifying, high-tech tale of crime and punishment.
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