Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

John Jamelske, slavemaster

11 years ago, Jamelske, who had been abducting women off the street, drugging them, and keeping them as sex slaves in his dungeon for years, was arrested. Though police were never convinced by the reports of slavery and torture his other slaves made, they did believed his most recent victim’s story and investigated. What they found shocked them.

Today in Crime History: Krystal Dawn Steadman is murdered

On March 19, 2000, Krystal Steadman, 9, never came home from school. Her body was found the next day. To the horror of her community, she had been abducted, beaten, tortured and raped, all for the sexual satisfaction of one disturbed man, who seemingly escaped justice by committing suicide in prison.

South Africa’s Ripper Rapists and their strong survivor

On December 18, 1994, Alison Botha was abducted, raped, disemboweled and nearly completely decapitated before being left for dead in a ditch from which, nearly dead, she emerged to find help. She not only recovered, but married, had children, became a motivational speaker, and ultimately faced her attackers in court.

Accused man blames DNA evidence on his twin

An army officer accused of sexually assaulting several young girls in Colorado is planning to use the prosecution’s DNA evidence to point to another suspect — his identical twin brother.

Slideshow: Scandalous evangelists

Followers of Family Radio owner Harold Camping were warned to prepare for the end of the world on Oct 21, 2011, postponed from the original date of May 21. A look in photos at some dubious shepherds who led their flocks astray.

Today in Crime History: Actress Virginia Rappe Dies After Falling Ill at a Wild Party

Beloved comedian of the silent screen, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, considered second only to Chaplin, was accused of rape and murder after Rappe died mysteriously on September 9, 1921, accusing him, "Roscoe hurt me." she had said. It would take three trials to sort out what happened. Though he was exonerated, Arbuckle’s films were banned and he was shunned.

A New Female Serial Killer? Meet ‘Diana The Huntress’

The terrified people of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, who frankly see well more than their share of lethal violence, have a new dark heroine in their midst: A black-clad vigilante who calls her self “Diana, Huntress of Bus Drivers.” She publicly executed two bus drivers in recent days and is wanted by police. Her true identity is still a mystery.

Mom Accused of Sexual Contact With Daughter’s Teenage Ex

Things have turned sour in Sugar Land. A 33-year-old woman in the sweetly named Houston suburb has been arrested following allegations that she sexually assaulted her teenage daughter’s 14-year-old ex-boyfriend.

Today in Crime History: Kobe Bryant Sexual Assault Case

On July 1, 2003, a 19-year-old hotel employee reported to police that Bryant had sexually assaulted her in his room. A look back at the case in photos.

Today in Crime History: Wealthy Rapist Fugitive Andrew Luster Captured

Andrew Luster, heir to the Max Factor fortune, was convicted of drugging and raping young women, and videotaping his crimes. Luster fled to Mexico, where he was captured on June 18, 2003, by TV bounty hunter, Duane "Dog" Chapman.