Profiles and information about some of the most horrific pedophiles and child killers.
Rodney Alcala is a convicted rapist, torturer and serial killer who evaded justice for 40 years. Twice convicted of the rape, torture and murder, of a young girl, Alcala managed to have his convictions overturned. Finally in 2010, with the help of DNA, Alcala was convicted for the last time and sent to death row.
Arthur Gary Bishop went from being a honor student, Eagle Scout and teenage missionary to an obsessed pedophile and child killer that he later attributed to pornography that he was to exposed to while growing up.
The BTK Strangler claimed credit for a series of seven murders in Wichita, Kansas in the early 1970s, then seemingly disappeared in 1977, and resurfaced again in March 2004 to claim responsibility for an eighth murder in 1986. BTK, which stands for "Bind, Torture, Kill," is the name the killer gave himself in communications with the news media and police.
Police found the body of Jessica Lunsford buried in a shallow grave under the back porch of a mobile home less than 150 yards from her home on March 18, 2005, a day after convicted sex offender John Evander Couey told authorities that he had killed the nine-year-old.
Dean Corll was a 33-year-old electrician living in Houston, Texas, who with two teen accomplices was responsible for kidnapping, torturing, raping and murdering at least 27 young boys in Houston in the early 1970s.
One of Canada's most infamous female convicts, Karla Homolka, was released from prison after serving a short 12-year sentence for her involvement in drugging, raping, torturing and killing young girls over a decade ago.
Pedro Alonzo Lopez, whereabouts - unknown, was responsible for the murders of over 350 children, yet in 1998 he was set free despite his vows to kill again.
Richard Chase earned the nickname "The Vampire of Sacramento" after brutally killing six people, including a child and an infant, then drank their blood and ate some of their organs.
A look into the life of Ward Weaver, the man accussed of killing Ashley Pond and Miranda Gaddis and almost duplicating his father's crime from years before.
Nathaniel Bar-Jonah is a convicted child predator that is in prison after repeatedly molesting, torturing, and attempting to murder children. He was also suspected of murdering a child then disposing of the body through cannibalistic ways that involved his unsuspecting neighbors.
Between 1979 and 1981, 29 children and young black men were killed in a series of murders that terrorized the community in a case known as the "Atlanta Child-Killings." Wayne Williams was arrested in the case and in 1982 was convicted for the murders of Jimmy Ray Payne, 21, and Nathaniel Cater, 27, and investigators closed the books on more than two dozen other cases after his conviction.