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.

  1. I wanted to throw up reading his account of the events.Can only imagine how sickening and terrifying is what he left out.
    People like him. if we can call them people shouldn’t be free to exist.

  2. I can not help but wonder how many kids he approached. They were all in such danger and they never knew it.

    • themadchuck
    • October 18th, 2011

    Yeah, this is pretty serious stuff. A serial killer and a pedophile? Like honestly, I don’t think a human being could be any worse. Nice blog by the way, very informative.

    • frigginloon
    • October 19th, 2011

    Creepy. Reminds me of the movie Woodsman starring Kevin Bacon. One of the most disturbing pedophile movies ever!!! I read somewhere that Bacon would only do the film if his wife was in it as well because it was such a traumatic role to play.

  3. I was born and brought up in Edinburgh and it was to there I returned in 1980 after having emigrated to Canada. My parents lived in the Portobello area of the city from where Caroline Hogg was abducted. I well remember the kerfuffle it caused at the time and the fear and anxiety amongst the neighbours who had young kids !

  4. 13 10 2011 – 18 03 30A teenager s desperate struggle with serial killer Robert Black as he tried to bundled her into his van has been recounted at his latest murder trial.Fifteen-year-old Teresa Thornhill who ultimately escaped the notorious paedophile s grasp after biting and kicking him later told police I was fighting for my life. Dramatic details of the failed abduction bid in Nottingham England in 1988 were recounted at Armagh Crown Court on the 13th day of Black s trial for the kidnap and murder of Jennifer Cardy in Northern Ireland seven years earlier.Earlier the jury visited the quiet country road in Ballinderry Co Antrim where Jennifer was snatched in August 1981 and the dam 15 miles away where the nine-year-old s body was found six days later.In 1994 Black was convicted of three other child murders and the attempted kidnapping in the Radford area of Nottingham.The court heard today that work records and petrol purchase receipts placed the former delivery driver close to all those crime scenes.The Crown contends that similar documentation links the Scottish killer to the area where Jennifer vanished. Black finally let go and the girls ran away.Mr Orr recounted Teresa s lucky escape as he gave evidence for a second day about Black s criminal past.The serial killer showed no emotion in the dock as the details were outlined to the jury and judge Mr Justice Ronald Weatherup.Jennifer s parents Andy and Patricia and her younger sister Victoria watched from the public gallery.Related Links Share .

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