Of all the sexual crimes out there pedophilia is the most appalling and hard to understand. Pedophiles are people who are sexually attracted to young children. While some people might control themselves to just fantasizing about this, there are others who resort to watching and making child pornography, abusing young children that they have access to, and the worst of all are those who kidnap, rape, abuse and kill their victims. Psychiatrists still don’t fully understand what drives a person to do such heinous crimes. And specially the following top 10 pedophiles have always been an obnoxious example for the vicious aspect of human psyche.
10. Rodney Alcala:
Rodney Alcala, also known as The Dating Game rapist, is a serial killer and child molester. He managed to evade justice for a long time before finally getting a death sentence in 2010. During his life he kidnapped and abused many girls as young as 8 years old. He killed most of his victims and has been convicted on a total of 7 murders but the real count is thought to be much higher. In between his trials he appeared on The Dating Game that led to his moniker.
9. Wayne Williams:
Wayne Williams was the main accused in the Atlanta Child Killings in which 29 young black men and children were killed. He was convicted for murder of two men in 1982 but continued to deny killing the children. The Atlanta police claimed that he is responsible for anywhere from 23 to 29 child murders.
8. Nathanial Bar-Jonah:
Nathanial Bar-Jonah was a notorious sex offender and child molester, who is known for having tortured, molested, sexually abused, killed and later cannibalized several young children. He was sentenced to 130 years without parole. He died in jail in 2008.
7. Ward Weaver lll:
Ward Weaver lll had a troubled childhood and from a very young age had assaulted and sexually abused girls. He killed two teenage girls, Ashley Pond and Miranda Gaddis who were his daughter’s friends. Months earlier Ashley had accused him of attempted rape but the police hadn’t done anything. Later he tried to rape his son’s 19 year old girlfriend. His son called the police and told them that he had admitted to killing the two girls.
6. Pedro Lopez:
Pedro Lopez is probably the worst child molester and killer by number of victims. He claims to have killed over 300 children, all girls between the age of 8 to 12 years. He killed girls in Ecuador, Columbia and Peru and is known as the “Monster of the Andes”. 53 young girls were found in a mass grave when a flash flood eroded the top soil. Despite all this he was released in 1998.
5. Dean Corll:
Dean Corll kidnapped, tortured, sexually assaulted and murdered at least 28 young boys from 1970 to 1973 in Houston Texas in what is known as the Houston Mass Murders. He had two teenage accomplices who helped him kidnap his victims most of which were their friends. He had a sexual relationship with one of the teenage boys. He is known as the Candy Man as he had a candy factory and also as the Pied Piper.
4. John Couey:
John Couey kidnapped, sexually assaulted and murdered a nine year old girl in 2005 in Florida. He kidnapped Jessica Lunsford from her home and held her captive in his mobile home which was less than 150 yards from her home. He repeatedly sexually assaulted her before burying her alive in the porch behind his mobile home.
3. Arthur Gary Bishop:
Arthur Gary Bishop was a child molester and serial killer who lured young boys into his room and then sexually assaulted them before killing them by drowning them in his bathtub. In total he killed 5 young boys ranging from 4 years old to 13 years old. He said he enjoyed the act of murder. He received the death penalty and was executed on 10 June 1988.
2. Marc Dutroux:
Marc Dutroux is Belgium’s most notorious criminal. He is a child molester and murderer and in 1995 and 1996 he kidnapped, tortured and sexually abused six young girls. The girls were between 8 to 19 years old. He killed 4 of the 6 girls. He is also suspected of having killed his accomplice, Bernard Weinstein. His trial got so much media attention that a lot of Belgians who had the very common surname of Dutroux, had it legally changed.
1. Earl Bradley:
Earl Bradley is known as the worst pedophile in American history. He was a pediatrician in Delaware who was facing 471 charges of molesting, raping and exploiting 103 child patients. Some of the children were as young as 3 months old and except for 1 boy all were girls. 24 additional victims also came along once the trials began. He received a sentence of 14 consecutive life terms and an additional 165 years in prison without parole.