Gary Heidnik wanted children, but every intimate relationship he had with women disintegrated. He needed to find a way to make sure they would never leave him, so he decided to keep females in his basement. His sadistic desires were the stuff of horror movies, and would become part of the inspiration behind serial killer Buffalo Bill, portrayed in The Silence of the Lambs.
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For the residents living along the crime riddled streets of North Philadelphia, hardship is a way of life. However, behind the façade of an aging and dilapidated row house, in one of the cities most impoverished areas, a series of deplorable crimes were committed. For the Weston family, there really was no place like home.
Katie Beers’ life was one of constant struggle from the moment she was born. Surrounded by abject poverty, a dysfunctional family, and sexual predators, Katie became streetwise at a very young age, running errands for her family at all hours of the night through the streets of New York. While the adults around her ignored her needs, John Esposito was making plans for the nine-year-old.