Dennis Lynn Rader - The BTK Strangler
Dennis Lynn Rader was born by Dorothea Rader the 9. March, 1945 in Wichita, Kansas, USA. He was the oldest of four brothers born the William and Dorothea Rader. He grew up in Wichita, and graduated from Wichita Heitghs High School. In 1957 he confirmed into the Zion Lutheran Church, and this wasn’t the only religious he was involved in: He was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church, a Lutheran congregation ...view middle of the document...
As a child Dennis Rader joined the Boy Scouts as a youth, and were participating in church youth activities. All in all a good young boy. But there was a dark side of the little boy: By his own admission, he says he developed fantasies about bondage, control and torture from an early age, while still in grade school – This became a characteristics for Dennis as a criminal. According to several reports, as a child he also tortured animals. He later had a fetish for wearing womens underwear. He took the underwear from his victims.
Later he spent some years in the U.S. airforce, stationed in a couple of American States, South Korea, Greece and Turkey. When he returned to American, he he moved to Park City, and worked in meat department alongside his mother.
He married Paula Dietz 22 May 1971 and they got two children together; a boy and a girl. After this he earned an associate's degree in Electronic in 1973, and later a bachelor’s degree in Administration in Justice at Wichita State University. Then he worked for several companies, among others as an assembler at the Coleman Company, a camping gear firm, and ADT Security Service. It is believed that is was here he learned to shut off people’s burglar alarms.