JAN Broberg has lifted the lid on Netflix’s most shocking documentary in a UK exclusive. By Chloe Stewart, Exclusive/Published 10th February 2019 Aside from Making a Murderer, Abducted in Plain Sight is arguably Netflix’s most talked-about documentary of all time.The one-off special follows the lives of Idaho family The Brobergs, with middle-child Jan being the central focus.Jan, now 56, was kidnapped twice by Robert 'B' Berchtold – a man who the family classed as a close friend.Both Jan’s family and the FBI agent who investigated in the case, felt Broberg, who is now deceased, was able to get to Jan by tearing her family apart. Related Articles Actress Frida Farell speaks of being drugged and raped in posh Harley Street flat David Rudolf talks one theory that WASN'T shown on Netflix's The Staircase Where is The Staircase’s Michael Peterson now? Jan says not only was she "groomed and manipulated" by the man she calls a "monster" – so were her … [Read more...] about Abducted in Plain Sight’s Jan Broberg says abuser Berchtold was a ‘master puppeteer’
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THE hit Netflix series Abducted in Plain Sight is the gripping story of how a young girl was kidnapped twice by a neighbour. Here’s what you need to know about the shocking events that are recalled in the Skye Borgman directed documentary. What is the true story behind the documentary? Jan Broberg was kidnapped twice by neighbour Robert B Berchtold as a young girl - once aged 12 and again aged 14. The community in Idaho in which she lived the early 1970s were completely under the 40-year-old paedophile’s spell. Berchtold lured both Bob and Mary Ann Broberg, who were members of the Church of the Latter Day Sain, into separate sexual encounters, playing on their vulnerability and guilt to achieve his sick aims. Berchtold was a friend of the family had been had been molesting Jan for months and convinced her aliens wanted her to have a child with him. He told Jan’s parents he had been abused by an aunt as a child, and as part of his therapy, he needed to spend time with … [Read more...] about Abducted In Plain Sight – what’s the true story behind the Netflix documentary?
DRUGGED and tied to a bed, the last thing 12-year-old Jan Broberg remembered was family friend Robert Berchtold slipping her a sleeping pill as she clambered into his car. It was the start of a two-year hellish ordeal, where she was forced to marry the sick paedophile and was sexually abused by him almost 200 times - and, shockingly, her parents were too brainwashed by him to stop it. Berchtold, a friend of Jan's parents, had manipulated them into allowing their daughter to sleep in bed with him as 'therapy' - claiming he'd been abused as a child and this was the only thing that could help him. But over a period of six weeks, he used this opportunity to molest and groom the young girl, eventually drugging her and taking her to a camper-van in the Mexican desert, 2,000 miles away from her home in Idaho, US. There, he forced her to marry him and continued his sick sex assaults until he was finally caught and Jan was taken home. Shockingly, after Jan returned, the twisted paedophile … [Read more...] about ‘I was kidnapped by my neighbour TWICE, forced to marry him at 12 and raped for months – and my brainwashed parents let him’
Armed police repeatedly raided the homes of innocent Asian families after a sick troll, based in America, falsely accused them of being paedophiles, child-killers and violent criminals. Couples, their children and grandparents were woken in the middle of the night by officers with guns after police were told people were being held hostage and killed. One family had their door kicked in, another had their house surrounded by patrol cars. In reality, the caller had researched details of her victims' lives on social media - and then used them to wage a campaign of hate, abuse and false allegations from her home in America. She created fake internet profiles as well as making hoax 999 calls. The Manchester Evening News can now reveal the bizarre extent of the year-long, international cyber-stalking campaign. It is understood that police have identified a woman suspect - they've told us they are working with US authorities to ‘resolve this issue’. The trolling campaign saw lots … [Read more...] about Sick American troll accused innocent families of being child groomers
While hitchhiking home, a desperate man with a briefcase full of cash is pursued by the police and the mob, and a hapless ex-cop becomes captive to a deranged, psychotic killer, in two dark, raw, outstanding noir classics. Hugely popular and prolific during the 1950s, selling millions of copies of paperback originals, the late Gil Brewer is considered one of the best American crime writers of his era. Between 1950 and the late 1970s, he authored hundreds of short stories and dozens of novels, including The Red Scarf and A Killer is Loose, two early career novels commonly cited as among the author’s finest.As veteran LAPD detective-writer Paul Bishop says of these novels in his introduction to this combined edition, Brewer’s ‘specialty of trapping his protagonist in a web of terror, paranoia, and dread and empathetically transmitting those feelings to his readers had been honed to the sharpness of a killer’s stiletto.’Originally published in the Mercury … [Read more...] about The Red Scarf and A Killer is Loose by Gil Brewer