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Remember your pride, Missourians, when kidnapping child-molestor Michael Devlin
made headlines around the globe? And after serial torturer/killer Bob Berdella
, you'd thought we had nothing else to contribute. Well get ready. The Show-Me State now presents: The Mohlers!
Defendants are innocent until proven guilty, true. But if the allegations against 77-year-old Burrell E. Mohler, Sr., of Independence, Missouri and four of his sons prove founded, we've got another winner. And the world is watching: news outlets in France
, the U.K.
have all picked up the story (not to mention CNN
Bestiality, rape using various objects, the forcing of an 11-year-old into an abortion and coerced "marriages" to family members are all being alleged by a group of victims that has come forward many years after the fact, according to the Columbia Daily Tribune
. They say it all went down on the Mohlers' farm in Bates City, MO
. Weirdest part: the victims say the Mohler boys told them to write down bad memories, slip the pieces of paper into glass jars and bury them so they could forget the horror.
Now, authorities are out at the Bates City farm, digging for the glass jars. And bodies. A sixth man was arrested Thursday.