Legendary FBI profiler and #1 New York Times bestselling author John Douglas explores the shocking case of John Robinson, a harmless, unassuming family man whose criminal history began with embezzlement and fraud — and ended with his arrest for the savage murders of six women and his suspected involvement in at least five disappearances. Most disturbing was the hunting ground in which Robinson seduced his prey: the world of cyberspace. Haunting chat rooms, targeting vulnerable women, and exploiting the anonymity of the Internet, his bloody spree was finally halted by a relentless parole officer who spent ten years trying to nail Robinson as a cold-blooded killer.
A cautionary tale set in a virtual world where relationships are established without the benefit of physical contact, and where mainstream Americans can be drawn down a dark path of temptation and death, Anyone You Want Me To Be is a contemporary real-life drama of high-tech crime and punishment.
John Robinson was a con man, when he discovered the internet it widened his ‘hunting grounds’ beyond what anyone could conceive. He could draw victims from all over the world, this is also what led to his downfall, as with more victims it was harder to keep his ‘identities’ straight. This case made necessary new skills with police, new wording on warrants.
Besides relating the crime and trail, John Douglas also relates fact about crime in relation to the internet and different groups that have cropped up both crime related and crime prevention related.
I recommend this book.