Sociopaths as predators

Scandal in the UK: 350 reports of sexual abuse in youth soccer clubs

Barry Bennell (BBC)

Barry Bennell (BBC)

On November 16, Andy Woodward, a former professional soccer player in the United Kingdom, said in an interview with The Guardian that he had been sexually abused by a former coach, Barry Bennell, beginning when he was 11 years old.

Then five more former professional soccer players came forward and stated they had been molested as boys.

Since then, 350 people have reported abuse to British police. And the phone on a new sex abuse hotline just keeps ringing.

Claims of Child Sexual Abuse in English Soccer Grow, on NYTimes.com.




Singapore launches TV commercials and hotline to fight scams

Officials unveil a new anti-scam hotline and TV commercial in Singapore. (Photo: SPF)

Officials unveil a new anti-scam hotline and TV commercial in Singapore. (Photo: SPF)

Scammers are running amok all over the world, but at least in Singapore, authorities are trying to educate people not to fall for them.

In Singapore, victims are losing S$120,000 a day. So the National Crime Prevention Council and the Singapore Police Force have launched a new anti-scam hotline. They are promoting it with television commercials featuring a local celebrity.

The commercial makes three simple points:

  • Do not panic
  • Do not believe the scammers
  • Do not give in to their demands

I’d like to see other countries educating their citizens as well. Click the link below to see a video report and parts of the commercial.

New hotline launched in fight against scammers, on ChannelNewsAsia.com.

Retirees: Beware of Internet love scams and computer repair scams


Grandmother using laptop_150x225Editor’s note: Lovefraud received the following email from a retired woman who hopes to warn others about the dangers she encountered on the Internet.

In the past, my only contact with psychopaths was in the psychiatric penitentiary where I worked as the librarian, but lately I have been meeting a number of them on the Internet. Most of them approached me through Skype, although several contacted me via other sources.

If some of your readers do not really realize it yet, if approached by a general in the US Army, or any officer in the Army, or captain of a ship, or a doctor in the Middle East for UN or whatever, who is lonely and wants to befriend you, then loves you – DON’T FALL FOR IT!

I have had about 30 generals (using the name and picture of real generals, active or retired) contact me. They are ALL scammers.

Student fights for a year to bring the man who raped her to justice

Daniel Drill-Mellum

Daniel Drill-Mellum pleaded guilty to rape.

Right off the bat, something about Daniel Drill-Mellum didn’t feel right.

Two years ago, when Abby Honold was a 19-year-old student at the University of Minesota, she met Drill-Mellum, 22, at a party. He asked her to help him get more alcohol at his apartment across the street, and she didn’t feel safe. But she went anyway.

The man raped her. Then, two of his fraternity brothers tricked her into saying the sex was consensual while they recorded the call.

Her claims weren’t taken seriously — until the case was reopened by a University of Minnesota police officer. Eventually, more victims of the same man came forward, and Drill-Mellum pleaded guilty.

‘He laughed while he was raping me’: U of Minnesota student details brutal 2014 attack during tailgate party that led to year-long struggle to bring her attacker to justice, on DailyMail.co.uk.


“Woman chained like a dog” case: How can we protect ourselves from people who are pure evil?

Todd Kohlhepp of Moore, S.C. Kohlhepp was arrested Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in connection to a woman being found chained inside a storage container on a property in Woodruff, SC. (Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Todd Kohlhepp of Moore, S.C. Kohlhepp was arrested Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in connection to a woman being found chained inside a storage container on a property in Woodruff, SC. (Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Todd Christopher Kohlhepp, 45, of Moore, South Carolina was denied bail yesterday after being charged with kidnapping and murder.

Last week, news broke that a woman had been found alive in a metal storage container on a rural property in Woodruff, South Carolina. According to the Spartanburg sheriff, she’d been in the container for two months, chained by her neck “like a dog.”

Kala Brown, 30, along with her boyfriend, Charles Carver, 32, had been missing since late August. Brown and Carver went to the 95-acre property, owned by Kohlhepp, to do work for him, and when they arrived, Brown said, Kohlhepp shot Carver. His body was just found.

When Charm Fails, Sociopaths Threaten, Bully and Attack

Husband Liar Sociopath

Every week, a chapter of my book, “Husband, Liar, Sociopath: How He Lied, Why I Fell For It & The Painful Lessons Learned” (available via Amazon.com, just click on the title or book cover) will be published here on Lovefraud. To read prior chapters, please see the links at the bottom of the post.

Chapter 25: Paul’s House

Paul’s ideas about our next house and my ideas could have not diverged more. He wanted to build a $1 million dream house from the ground up. To me, it was absurd. Houses take money, time, and energy to build. We had none of those to spare. It was already March. I wanted to be settled into a new house by July to allow Jessica to make a few friends before starting kindergarten. That wasn’t enough time.

I help him escape; she manipulates him back and wipes out all his money

Spath TalesEditor’s note: Lovefraud received the following letter from a woman whom we’ll call “Carlotta.”

I started out close friends with a man married to a sociopathic woman, which later turned into a romantic relationship.

This woman was evil to the core. He attempted to divorce her multiple times, but to no avail.

She always used manipulation to get him back. Once back, she wipes all the money out that I helped him save. She took every, every penny he had and left him with nothing.

He made very good money, plus got a pension to boot. She would take everything for herself. His bank accounts never had more than a few dollars in it. She took out multiple loans in his name (she conned him into signing for them), which he never saw a dime of.

We lost our daughter to a mind-controlling Internet predator

AnxietyDepression_300x200Though I am one parent, I am easily the voice of all the parents and families who are living with the horrors of Internet luring of our innocent children for the purpose of human trafficking.

The issue is real and our painful journey through this with our only daughter has clearly heightened our awareness of what we have been told is the newest form of “cult like” persuasive coercion, luring, grooming and human trafficking which began with a deliberate and meticulous indoctrination into the world of pornography through an online video game. Our lives have been forever changed.

As with anything that can be beneficial, the Internet can also be dangerous. The Internet is the key that opens the locked door of your home and every predator has your key. Once these predators have gained access to and the minimal trust of your child, the grooming and coercion begin with the sole purpose of enslavement and human trafficking. Children’s fluent access to technology deepens the danger of this rampant evil.

UK man murders his partner after being released from prison for murdering another woman

Anthony Ayres was convicted of murder again.

Anthony Ayres was convicted of murder again.

Anthony Ayres was convicted to life in prison in 1994 for strangling his partner, Dawn Wisdom, to death. But in the U.K., “life in prison” doesn’t really mean being jailed for life, and Ayres was released in 2012.

He was just sentenced to another term of life in prison for murdering another girlfriend, Kelly Pearce, with a clawhammer, and stabbing her more than 40 times.

Plus, he’d been convicted of strangling two other women in 1988 and 1989. They survived.

But Ayres’ violence escalated, and now two women are dead.

Evil 5ft builder who was jailed for life for murdering his partner in 1994 and stabbed SECOND woman to death after he was freed from jail, on DailyMail.co.uk.

Three women, all senior citizens, met the same man online and went missing

Robert Lawson Carnochan

Robert Lawson Carnochan (Mohave County Sheriff’s Office)

Nancy Rae Hartz, a 72-year-old widow from Arizona, sold her home, packed her belongings and drove off into the sunset with her new romantic partner in June 2015. She was never seen again.

Verna Clayton of Dolan Springs Arizona was last seen in June 2008. Neva Jane Lindley was last seen in November 2011.

All three women met the same man online, Robert Lawson Carnochan, 69. Authorities arrested him. At the time, he was living with another woman in Yucca, Arizona, under a stolen identity. He is being questioned about the missing woman.

Arizona authorities say 3 missing women met same man online, on AZCentral.com.

Link supplied by a Lovefraud reader.