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Archive for February, 2014

Charles Leaf, former Fox News reporter, guilty of sexually assaulting 4-year-old girl

New York News

Charles Leaf, a former reporter with Fox 5 in New York, was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl in his home in Wyckoff, New Jersey. Leaf was also found guilty of possession of child pornography, despite the testimony of his father-in-law that the photos found on Leaf’s computer were his, not Leaf’s.

Leaf’s sister, Susan Gaudet, 56, said her brother has been surrounded by allegations of sexual abuse for decades and that he should be “fried” for being a “sick sociopath pedophile.”

Emmy-winning former Fox reporter guilty of assaulting four year old after his own sister calls him a ‘sick pedophile’, from Mail Online

Ex-Fox 5 reporter Charles Leaf convicted of sexually assaulting 4-year-old girl, possessing child porn, from New York Daily News

LETTER TO LOVEFRAUD: He loves, he proposes, he gets money, he abandons

Editor’s Note: This Letter to Lovefraud was submitted by a reader from Italy whom we’ll call “Alessia.”

It all started a year and a half ago when I went through a huge crisis with my life that led me to make a decision to simply leave everything and go out of my country (Italy) on a long luxury vacation of four months. Knowing my destination from a past visit, and based on past decision to make this destination my second home, part of my plan was to buy a house on the beach in this four-month period. Arriving to my destination I didn’t waste a second. I made a contact to real estate agency and asked to view some houses.

Searching for real estate

Co-Parenting With a Sociopath: Helping My Children Navigate Through the Lies

by Quinn Pierce

quinn pierce blog

A Confused and Anxious Child

My younger son recently returned home from his father’s house looking visibly distressed and anxious.  As we began asking what was wrong, the ever increasing list of possibilities began running through my mind.  I could tell these visits were taking a toll on my son, but he is not yet at the point where he can stand up for himself to his father.  My older son, however, mastered that skill earlier this year, and it has been a source of contention for my ex-husband ever since.

And so, when my son started to explain what transpired the night before, it was no surprise to the rest of us as we listened.  Apparently, someone asked a seemingly innocent question about his brother, and when my son answered, it caused an angry tirade in response from his father, who claimed to have no knowledge what-so-ever of the information.

An interview with a Psychopath

Editor’s Note: WARNING! The beginning of the video may be difficult to watch, but the end explains a psychopath’s view on getting what he wants.

This is a clip from a video created and narrated by Dr. Anna Salter entitled Truth, Lies and Sex Offenders that looks at the deceptive nature of sex offenders. In this video, Salter interviews a psychopath whose description of his manipulating and lying behavior puts  him in the category of a power and control rapist.

“I made this film in the hope that the next victim won’t  report, six or seven times as Gerold’s victim did, and still not be believed,” says Salter. “We have no hope of detecting and stopping this kind of sadistic behavior if we don’t learn something about it.”

Thank you to Sarah Strudwick for supplying the link.

Contrary to claims, the PBS Sherlock Holmes is not a ‘high functioning sociopath’

Sherlock Holmes

In the recent PBS show, Sherlock Holmes, right, is an awkward best man in Dr. Watson’s wedding.

Along with the hit show Downton Abbey, PBS has recently run the series Sherlock. In this remake of the classic detective story, the gifted private investigator is working today, solving the most difficult and puzzling crimes.

In a recent episode, Sherlock’s sidekick, Dr. John Watson, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, is getting married. He asks Sherlock Holmes to be his best man. The big day arrives, and Sherlock must use his extraordinary powers of deduction to prevent a murder right at the wedding reception.

Here is more information about the show, including an episode preview:

Sherlock: Season 3, Episode 2 — The Sign of Three

High-functioning sociopath?

10-day FREE Tapping World Summit Starts Monday, Feb. 24

How do you get over the pain, betrayal and trauma inflicted by the sociopath?

One way is “tapping,” otherwise known as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). This funny-looking process combines ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology with startling results.

From pain relief, to healing childhood traumas, to clearing limiting financial beliefs, to weight loss, to body image and food cravings, to fears and phobias, tapping is proving to be a powerful technique, easy to learn and apply. You stimulate your body’s energy meridian points with your fingertips – literally tapping into your body’s own energy and healing power.

The 6th Annual Tapping World Summit starts the Monday, February 24th and continues for 10 days. It’s online, so no need to travel anywhere. You can participate for free, although the organizers offer upgrade packages as well.

More information can be found at:

6th Annual Tapping World Summit

Research finds link between internet trolls and personality disorders

Erin Buckels of the University of Manitoba and two colleagues conducted research to find out whether people who engage in internet trolling are characterized by personality traits that fall in the so-called Dark Tetrad:

  • Machiavellianism — willingness to manipulate and deceive others
  • Narcissism — egotism and self-obsession
  • Psychopathy — the lack of remorse and empathy
  • Sadism — pleasure in the suffering of others

The researchers conducted multiple studies, using a variety of methods and found that, although there were correlations between trolls and each of the Dark Tetrad,  the relationship between sadism and trolling was the strongest. Indeed, sadists appear to troll because it gives them pleasure.

“Both trolls and sadists feel sadistic glee at the distress of others,” the authors wrote. “Sadists just want to have fun … and the Internet is their playground!”

Internet Trolls Really Are Horrible People, from Slate.com.

Posted in: Scientific research

‘Japan’s Beethoven’ admits he hired another composer to write the scores that made him famous

Samuragoch_2812632bJapan’s Mamoru Samuragochi became famous in the 1990s for composing music for films and video games. Two of his most famous works include the orchestral score for Onimusha, a PlayStation 2 video game, and the sound track for Cosmos, a 1996 film.

Due to a degenerative hearing condition, Samuragochi could not do the work himself, so he hired a composer to do the work for him, and then Samuragochi passed the soundtracks off as his own work until recently.

Samuragoch’s accomplice Takashi Niigaki — who is a part-time music teacher — exposed the lie in an interview with a Japanese magazine because the deceit had become too much for him to conceal. Whistleblower Niigaki said the final straw came when he found out a piece of music credited to Samuragoch would be featured at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

Mamoru Samuragoch, iconic Japanese composer, admits faking work, from the Telegraph.

Posted in: Media sociopaths

Michelle Ann Drake is sentenced for committing fraud again

Michelle Ann Drake, a 45-year old woman from Mulgrave, Nova Scotia, Canada was sentenced for two counts of fraud and one count of theft for a crime that she committed in 2009. The 12-month conditional sentence allows her to serve her time on a restricted schedule in the community as opposed to a jail cell.

Drake is no stranger to the fraud courtroom. Lovefraud has written about her before. See Michelle Ann Drake fakes pregnancy with triplets to defraud family and friends.

Mulgrave woman sentenced on fraud charges, from Cape Breton Post.

Link supplied by a Lovefraud reader.

A sociopath asks, ‘Why should we change?’

Editor’s note: Lovefraud recently received this email in response to a previous article written by a self-proclaimed sociopath.

I’ve read the article titled A sociopath claims, ‘We are the uniquely gifted,’ and most of replies to it.

First of all I’d like to make clear that the author of that letter is narcisisstic and quite delusional as he thinks himself some kind of superhuman. But apart from that, most of the things he said are true.

Wouldn’t you use the so called ‘gift’ of manipulation if it ensured you got what  you wanted if the goal was otherwise unattainable? After all, it is you who let us manipulate you.