10 episodes

Two serial killers, Dean Corll and John Wayne Gacy, thousands of miles apart, brutally murdered over 60 teenage boys. The police said the murders were the work of these sole deranged killers, but for the first time we reveal that they were actually connected by a network of pedophiles which was partially financed by prominent members of American society. This is America's sordid secret.
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The Clown and the Candyman ID

    • True Crime
    • 4.5 • 909 Ratings

Two serial killers, Dean Corll and John Wayne Gacy, thousands of miles apart, brutally murdered over 60 teenage boys. The police said the murders were the work of these sole deranged killers, but for the first time we reveal that they were actually connected by a network of pedophiles which was partially financed by prominent members of American society. This is America's sordid secret.
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    Ep. 1: “The Candyman” – The inside story of Dean Corll

    Ep. 1: “The Candyman” – The inside story of Dean Corll

    Houston 1973: America was unprepared for the discovery of 27 boys murdered by a friendly local figure, Dean Corll the Candyman. Jacqueline Bynon takes us inside the case that should have changed how America protected its boys...but didn’t.
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    • 37 min
    Ep.2: "Stranger Danger” – How the Oakland County Child Killer stopped American kids from playing outside

    Ep.2: "Stranger Danger” – How the Oakland County Child Killer stopped American kids from playing outside

    Description: When four children were snatched off the street and murdered in Oakland County, police looked for a lone sadistic killer. 47 years later the case is still unsolved but evidence now points to a ring of predators working together.
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    • 42 min
    Ep.3: “The Original Pedophile Island” – The story of the summer camp that wasn’t

    Ep.3: “The Original Pedophile Island” – The story of the summer camp that wasn’t

    If you thought Jeffrey Epstein was the first sex offender to use an island as a haven for sex exploitation, you’d be wrong. The original pedophile island was in Lake Michigan.
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    • 35 min
    Ep.4: “Scouts Honor” – How the pedo mob infiltrated the Boy Scout

    Ep.4: “Scouts Honor” – How the pedo mob infiltrated the Boy Scout

    Jacqueline Bynon follows the web of men preying on boys in the 70s all the way to New Orleans. The story of America’s first Boy Scout scandal.
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    • 43 min
    Ep. 5: “The Apex Predator” – The story of a Boy Sex Trafficking Kingpin

    Ep. 5: “The Apex Predator” – The story of a Boy Sex Trafficking Kingpin

    His operation stretched across America, he was caught many times, but his clients were never prosecuted. Jacqueline exposes a boy sex trafficker with connections to the Clown and the Candyman.
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    • 37 min
    Ep.6: “Ten Days in December” – The inside story of tracking John Wayne Gacy with the cops who were there

    Ep.6: “Ten Days in December” – The inside story of tracking John Wayne Gacy with the cops who were there

    The surveillance operation that tracked John Wayne Gacy for ten days has every element of a 1970s cop show. The inside story... with the Detectives who were there.
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
909 Ratings

909 Ratings

mle mke ,

I like the show but have one major concern!

This is all great information and worth your time. My only problem is a big one. There is no such thing as “child porn” or “child sex.” It is all rape. The language is troubling throughout. “Pictures of two men having sex with a young boy” should be “two men raping a young boy.” I appreciate your hard work.

kayferguson13 ,

Excellent!

The podcast did what LE should’ve done. Cops are idiots & there are only a small % of cops w/ the capability of expanding their brain to go farther than the nose on their face. I will always be amazed that cops label almost everyone a runaway. To hear ‘why did no one look for the boys’ is sickening. They didn’t look b/c they didn’t & don’t care. This angered me so much.

Smrgrl ,

Informative & high-quality true crime podcast

True crime both fascinates and repels me—what makes people do the evil things they do?! I was first drawn to this podcast for its reporting on the Oakland county child killer case from the 1970s (still unsolved). This is an excellent podcast: the host is professional and thorough and its entire production—music, timing, sound quality—is superb. For all true crime solvers.

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