Archive for October 18th, 2011

Serial Killer Robert Black Just Gets Creepier and Creepier

There are few things creepier than a serial killer but a serial killer who likes molests and kills kids is one of them.

Robert Black is one of the creepiest serial killers due to the fact that he preyed on little kids.

From Wikipedia:

Robert Black (born 21 April 1947 in Grangemouth, Stirlingshire, Scotland is a Scottish serial killer and paedophile. He kidnapped, raped and murdered three girls during the 1980s, kidnapped a fourth girl who survived, attempted to kidnap a fifth, and is the suspect in a number of unsolved child murders dating back to 1969 and the 1970s throughout Europe.

He is currently on trial for the abduction and murder of a nine-year-old girl, Jennifer Cardy,  in Northern Ireland 30 years ago. During testimony the court heard some chilling confessions from an interview with him.


A murder trial has heard how serial child killer Robert Black joined in building sand castles on crowded beaches in order to get closer to unsuspecting young girls.

Black, who is on trial for the abduction and murder of a nine-year-old girl in Northern Ireland 30 years ago, made the admission in interviews with police investigating the girl’s death.

During a series of exchanges spanning 10 years while he was in prison for other murders, Black admitted he had a strong sexual interest in young girls and would actively seek them out.

The 64-year-old from Grangemouth, who is on trial at Armagh Crown Court, denies abducting Jennifer Cardy as she cycled along a country road in Ballinderry, Co Antrim, on August 12 1981 and killing her.

The girl’s body was found six days later in a dam 15 miles away behind a roadside lay-by at Hillsborough, Co Down.

The court has already heard how Black was convicted in 1994 of three unsolved child murders in the 1980s – 11-year-old Susan Maxwell, from the Scottish borders, five-year-old Caroline Hogg, from Edinburgh, and Sarah Harper, 10, from Morley, near Leeds – as well as a failed abduction bid in Nottingham in 1988.

In interviews with Northern Ireland police in 1996, which were read out in court, Black refused to admit he was responsible for the murders of his three victims.

“I’ve done things where I should have exerted a bit more self control, that’s all,” he said.

Note from me: Talk about an understatement!  Still, that is how many serial killers think. 

Asked if he liked pre-pubescent young girls, he replied: “Yeah I couldn’t hide that.”

But he refused to accept he had murdered anyone. “I don’t like the idea of people thinking of me as a killer,” he said.

Black told detectives he would introduce himself to groups of children on beaches and concoct a pretence for talking to the girls’ parents to strike up a relationship.

“If they were burying each other in the sand I might join in or something like that,” he said.

“I would ask them to watch my watch and glasses while I went for a swim,” he explained.

“I would just observe them as long as I could and then carry on walking along the beach keeping my eyes open for another opportunity.”

The Crown claim Black, a London-based dispatch driver, was in Northern Ireland on the day Jennifer disappeared on a delivery run.

Under questioning by detectives, Black insisted he had no involvement. But he did admit he would often watch young girls from his van in the course of his work.

“I would look at her (a young girl) and try to guess what age she was, maybe I might park up for a couple of minutes and watch her,” he said.

The trial continues.



It is an insight into how these predators get close to their victims. I wonder how many parents read this and thought back to when their kids were little then wanted to throw up. These monsters know how to come across as harmless and that is one of their most dangerous tricks.

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