Tuesday, July 15, 2008

This is a freaking scary story...

Abducted and sexually assaulted: Two men lucky to be alive

Associated Press reports:
(Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin) A 21-year-old man who police say was abducted and sexually assaulted at the home of a paper-mill worker credits his family's love with helping him survive the ordeal. "I'm just thankful to be alive and glad to be back home with my family and friends," the man told the Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune.

Edward Lanphear, 46, was charged with 12 felonies in the abduction, beating and sexual assault of two young men [a 21-year-old and a 23-year-old] who police say were chained naked inside his home. He is jailed in lieu of $1 million bond.

The 21-year-old was able to escape from Lanphear's garage in rural Wisconsin Rapids last Tuesday and ran to a nearby home to seek help. Lanphear realized police were on the scene and brought the 23-year-old man from the basement, investigators said. "I'm glad it turned out the way it did," the younger man told the paper. "I'm glad I helped out (the 23-year-old's) family. I wish there was more that I could do."

According to a criminal complaint, Lanphear picked up the 23-year-old, weary from a night of drinking, as the Wisconsin Rapids man sat at a curb July 4. Lanphear then hit the man over the head and abducted him. He kidnapped the 21-year-old early Tuesday morning [July 8] after the man got drunk at a local bar and passed out in his truck... READ MORE

This case reminded me of the murders committed by American serial killer, John Wayne Gacy.