True Scary StoryI have a story to share…
John E. Robinson. The name may or may not ring a bell, but in a few moments you will not likely forget him.
Who was he? Well, he was a lot of things, including an entrepreneur and Eagle Scout but the aspect of him that is relevant to this write up is that he was fond of perusing online BDSM sites under the name "Slavemaster" looking for female submissives . He became well known, and by most accounts, quite popular.
One of the women he met up with was Sheila Faith. Her husband had passed away, and she had decided trying to try meeting men online. Her daughter had spina bifida and was confined to a wheelchair. John assured her that he was wealthy and could support her, pay for her daughter’s therapy and provide employment for her. She moved in with him, and both mother and daughter disappeared. For seven years after this, he cashed her pension cheques.
He also met Izabela Lewicka on a BDSM site. She, wanting to be dominated, was convinced to be his submissive. He advised her that he would give her a job at a (non-existent) publishing company that he owned. She signed a slave contract with him, which included giving him access to her bank accounts, as well as her personal belongings (essentially a TPE). It was at that point that she disappeared.
Both of these women were found on Robinson’s property, having been murdered and buried in 85-gallon barrel drums.
The reason for sharing this story is to highlight how easy it was for this man to fool vulnerable women. He had a history of fraud and theft, but was able to easily mask this online. What’s not to like about a Dom who apparently adores you and makes you his chosen one? He wants you to come visit him, and he’ll pay for your trip, so why not? Sheila and Izabela are two very good reasons why you should think twice and put safety measures into place.
A D/s relationship can be like no other: amazing, intense and satisfying beyond measure. But please be cautious and use your common sense. Don’t submit to someone you don’t know, no matter what he promises or how much attention he lavishes on you. It’s easy to dismiss these women as naive or foolish, but the very nature of a D/s relationship also opens up more opportunity for misuse of power, especially when meeting someone online. Go slow.
A final note: Robinson was found guilty in 2003 of the murders of at least eight women. He has been referred to as “The Internet's First Serial Killer.”