Ted Bundy explains step-by-step to clinical psychologist, Dr James Dobson, how his interest in soft-core porn led on to an addiction to hardcore porn and then on to a fascination for hard-core violent porn and how that helped fuel and crystallise his homicidal sexual fantasies leading to numerous horrific sex crimes and murders.
Bundy explains how repeated exposure to softcore porn can desensitise a person to hard core porn leading to porn addiction and he expresses his concern that other men exposed to the prevalent violent sexual content available in todays film and print media will be affected by such content as he was.
Theodore Robert ‘Ted’ Bundy (Nov 24, 1946 – Jan 24, 1989) raped and murdered scores of young women across the United States between 1974 and 1978. After more than a decade of vigorous denials, he eventually confessed to 29 murders, although the actual total of victims remains unknown.
Typically, Bundy would rape his victims, and then murder them by bludgeoning, and sometimes by strangulation. He also engaged in necrophilia. He was convicted of killing 36 women and girls.
Bundy was executed in the electric chair at Florida State Prison in Starke Florida.
He became a born-again Christian while he awaited execution on death row. He explains to Dr Dobson his deep sense of shame and remorse over his cimes and how, while in prison, he had found forgiveness for his sins through Jesus Christ and peace as he faced his “Valley of the Shadow of Death”.
Bundy recognised that he deserved to die and that it was a just sentence. He eventually cooperated with law enforcement agencies and disclosed all the details he could recall about all the homicides he was involved in.
Dr James Dobson says that “circumstantial evidence is overwhelming” from numerous studies that there is a link between hardcore violent porn and violent sexual behaviour. For example, an FBI study he cites involving 36 serial convicted murderers, revealed that 81% of them (29 out of 36) had a long-term and predominate interest in violent hardcore pornography.
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