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Sex Crimes

5 Episodes of Sword and Scale That Will Keep You Up at Night
2 years ago

5 Episodes of Sword and Scale That Will Keep You Up at Night

It’s almost Halloween and the staff here at Sword and Scale have been celebrating the season by bringing you spooktacular content all month long, coming to a frightening conclusion with …
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The Halloween Killer
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The Halloween Killer

It was 6 PM on the night of Halloween 1973, when 9-year-old Lisa French stepped off her front porch for what would be her last time trick or treating. On …
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The Scandal that Rocked a Nation
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The Scandal that Rocked a Nation

Week after week audiences across Britain invited the flamboyant and eccentric entertainer Jimmy Savile into their living rooms for the better part of 40 years. His hit television shows “Top …
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Photo Ties Dating Game Killer to Wyoming Murder Mystery
2 years ago

Photo Ties Dating Game Killer to Wyoming Murder Mystery

In 1968, Rodney Alcala, better known as “The Dating Game Killer,” lured eight-year-old Tali Shapiro to his Hollywood apartment. Police were quick to arrive on the scene after a concerned …
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The Curious Case of the Alcasser Girls
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The Curious Case of the Alcasser Girls

On the evening of November 13, 1992, three teenage girls – Miriam García Iborra, Antonia “Toñi” Gómez Rodríguez and Desirée Hernández Folch – decided to attend a high school party …
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Brave Woman’s 911 Call Leads to Serial Killer’s Capture
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Brave Woman’s 911 Call Leads to Serial Killer’s Capture

It was the early morning of September 13, 2016, when 911 dispatchers were contacted by an Ohio woman. In a whisper the woman claimed that she had been kidnapped, raped …
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Hollywood’s Dark Secret
2 years ago

Hollywood’s Dark Secret

For many years there has been hushed chatter about secret rings of pedophiles operating in Hollywood and targeting fresh-faced child actors. For the most part, these rumors and speculations have …
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Case Closed On 27-Year-Old Minnesota Mystery
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Case Closed On 27-Year-Old Minnesota Mystery

On October 22, 1989, Jacob Wetterling, Jacob’s younger brother Trevor and their friend Aaron Larson had been riding their bikes home from a St. Joseph, Minnesota convenience store. As they …
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The Postcard Serial Killer
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The Postcard Serial Killer

It was the morning of September 1, 1883 when 18-year-old J. Frank Hickey walked into his job at McGibbon’s Drugstore and found the store’s pharmacist, Edward W. Morey, unresponsive on …
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Case Closed?
2 years ago

Case Closed?

On October 18, 1955 a salesman had stopped at a Chicago-area nature preserve in order to have some lunch outside. What he found there was more than he had bargained …
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