Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

The Blood Oath Murder of Sherry Harlan

In January, 2010, Sherry Harlan was stabbed to death in her apartment. Eric Christensen, the ex-boyfriend accused of killing her, claimed the two were Wiccans and and that Sherry had broken a blood oath, requiring Eric to kill her.

Manhunt for Dangerous Fugitive Alberto Morales Continues

Authorities are still searching for Florida inmate Alberto Morales who escaped while being transported to Nevada to serve out a 30-year to life sentence for sexual assault with a weapon. Morales had vowed to fellow inmates that he would not be going back to prison. So far he’s kept his word.

Convicted Sex Offender Admits to ‘Intimate’ Child Photography

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.

First Etan Patz Suspect Released from Prison — and Immediately Rearrested

Some people never learn. Jose Antonio Ramos, the first suspect in the case of missing boy Etan Patz, just completed a sentence of 20 years in a Pennsylvania prison for molesting children, and was immediately rearrested after police determined that he gave them inaccurate address information.

Another Washington State Vigilante Sentenced for Killing Sex Offenders

In a crime reminiscent of that of vigilante Michael A. Mullen, also from Washington State, Patrick Drum, who said he was standing up for a belief by seeking out registered sex offenders and killing them, was sentenced after hearing from the victims’ families. As did Mullen, Drum stands by his actions.

Police: Woman Operated In-Home Daycare While Living With Sex Offender

Fayetteville, N.C., woman Yvonne Monroe, 52, has been arrested after it was discovered she was allegedly running a babysitting service at her house while living with her boyfriend, a convicted sex offender.

Bedtime Reading: Michael Mullen

Incensed by the horrific crimes of killer pedophile Joseph Edward Duncan III, Mullen, posing as an FBI agent, entered the home of three registered sex offenders and took his revenge.

Couple Accused of Sex Acts With 4-Year-Old Girl

In North Fort Meyers, Fla., a twice-convicted sex offender and his girlfriend are charged with cruelty towards a child, possession of child porn, and sexual assault on a child. The arrest came after Alan Johnson, 33, forgot his cell phone in a shopping cart at a Cape Coral Walmart earlier this month.

Today in Crime History: Donald Blom, a Repeat Sex Offender Finally Stopped

On June 18, 1999, a tip about a truck led investigators to Donald Hutchinson, aka Donald Blom, a repeat sex offender who had convictions for abducting petite young girls like missing Katie Poirier, and was apparently very adept at shifting identities and covering his tracks.

Convicted Pedophile Claims He Assaulted Boys for the Testosterone in Their Semen

Charles Bergeron invited young boys to his house to party, and rendered them unable to fend off his advances with alcohol or drugs, before performing oral sex on them. According to Prosecutor Cynthia Guillory, “He said he told them that he was an old man and needed testosterone…needed their semen to live, basically,” Guillory said, calling him “the sickest of the sick.”