Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Today in Crime History: Fugitive Andrew Luster Captured by Dog the Bounty Hunter

Max Factor heir Luster fled to Mexico when conviction for drugging, raping and videotaping young women seemed imminent. He was tried and convicted in absentia. Ultimately he was tracked down and collared on June 18, 2003, by famous bounty hunter Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman.

Ramon Renfro Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Teens, Tattooing ‘Slave,’ Barcode on Victim

Would you trust this man with you teenage daughter? Florida man Ramon Renfro seems to have been permitted to take six teenagers camping, before allegedly getting them drunk with the hard alcohol he brought along, and then sexually assaulting the three girls, ages 14, 15 and 16.

VIDEO: Kai the Hitchhiker, Now Charged With Murder, Talks About Childhood Abuse

The eccentric “homefree” hitchhiker who became a Youtube sensation after saving a woman from a “giant racist” is now accused of murder. In this below video, McGillvary describes the abuse he endured as a child. The audio comes from a radio interview he gave before his arrest.

Air Force Sexual Assault Monitor Arrested for —You Guessed it — Sexual Assault. Oops.

Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski, 41, Chief of the Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response branch at the Pentagon for a whopping three months, seems to have been intoxicated enough on Sunday to perhaps have forgotten the Air Force’s stated zero-tolerance policy regarding sexual assault.

The Rapist You Know

According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, stranger rape accounts for only one third of all rapes committed. Approximately 65% of all sexual assaults are committed by acquaintances, and are only reported about one third of the time. The sad truth is, a man you know is the most likely man to rape you.

The Martinsville Seven

In what has historically been likened to a lynching, from February 2-February 5, 1951, Virginia executed seven black men, the Martinsville Seven, in the largest reported mass execution for rape " the rape of a white woman " a crime for which no white man had ever been executed in that state.

Indian Holy Man Upsets Everyone with Rape Statement

Blaming the victim, or looking out for the rights of the accused? Indian guru Asaram Bapu was quoted as saying that a young woman who died after a brutal attack and sexual assault was "as guilty as her rapists."

The Twisted Tale of Peter Braunstein

Journalist, writer and playwright Braunstein, off his meds and dressed like a firefighter on Halloween 2005, set the hallway outside his victim’s apartment on fire, and then subdued her with chloroform when she opened the door. After sexually assaulting her, the unhinged genius robbed her and left, leading police on a multi-state manhunt.

Caregiver Accused of Sexually Assaulting a 106-Year-Old Woman

Police in Pensacola, Florida, were contacted by an elderly woman who reported that she had been sexually assaulted with a dildo and threatened by her caregiver, a woman with eight years of experience in the field of senior care.

Local Leaders in India Blame Rapes on Chowmein

Searching for a reason for the increased rapes in the area, one council has seized upon junk food, which in India is chowmein.