Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Sex slaves, their captors and the psychology of mastery

A look at some of the most interesting and high-profile cases in which individuals and couples became obsessed with taking sex slaves.

John E. Robinson: Slavemaster, Manipulator, Murderer

Robinson, the first Internet serial killer used BDSM chat rooms to lure lonely, unsuspecting women to their deaths, and continued to cash their government or alimony checks. His brutal treatment of his sometimes willing victims stands in stark contrast to his benign, fleshy appearance. Despite it all however, on October 11, 2000, at his murder trial, his wife told the court said that she still loved him.

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