Dennis Rader could not reach sexual satisfaction without binding, torturing and killing other human beings. He terrorised his home town of Wichata, Kansas for over 30 years. Like I said, I'm pretty mean or could be. But on the other hand I'm very -- you know, I'm a nice guy. Dennis L. He was an average pupil, a regular Boy Scout and an active church member.
Who was Dennis Rader?
Rader gave himself the name "BTK" for "bind, torture, kill". Between and , Rader killed ten people, all in Wichita, Kansas except for one in nearby Park City, Kansas , and sent taunting letters to police and newspapers describing the details of his crimes. His brothers are Paul, Bill, and Jeff Rader.
He called himself BTK because he bound, tortured, and killed his victims. Rader was raised in Wichita , Kansas. He later claimed that as a youth he had killed animals and developed violent sexual fantasies that involved bondage. In the s he served in the U. Air Force, and in he returned to Wichita, where he married and had two children. He held various jobs, including a brief stint as a factory worker for the Coleman Company, a maker of camping equipment. In he graduated from Wichita State University , where he studied criminal justice. During this time he began working for ADT, a home-security company, and in he became a compliance officer in Park City , Kansas. Rader was active in his church, and he served as a Boy Scout leader.
Kerri Rawson , the daughter of the notorious "BTK" serial killer Dennis Rader , said she has been in an "extended period of trying to recover" after releasing her best-selling memoir about her struggle and personal journey after learning her father is a murderer. I still have ongoing battles with PTSD but am hopeful that I can continue to heal with time and peace. She said her mother also had reached out to her to say that she had read her daughter's book. Reading my book helped her and has also helped my family continue to deal with trauma of the past 14 years. For the first 26 years of her life, Rawson said, she knew her father as a family man who could be a gruff at times , but who loved her. She knew her father as a man who was the president of his church, a Boy Scout troop leader and an Air Force veteran; a man who was nearly 60 by that point, balding and wore glasses. That image of him was shattered on Feb. The "BTK" killer haunted the community in and around Wichita, Kansas, for more than 30 years, largely in the '70s and '80s, torturing and murdering 10 people, including two children.