I like to joke to fellas who can't find a girlfriend: Hey, commit a heinous crime and get sentenced to prison. Then you're sure to find some understanding lady who has the hots for you. Strangely, there seems to be no shortage of women who want to marry, get impregnated by, or at least have a relationship with hardcore violent criminals.
Natalee Holloway suspect and convicted murderer Joran Van der Sloot became some lucky lady's baby daddy (wouldn't you just want his dreamy DNA in your baby?). Convicted and accused killers like Scott Peterson, James Holmes, Richard Ramirez, and Ted Bundy have legions of female admirers.
The latest lovely to bag a horror show husband is Caroline Rose DeMaso, who married Justin Volpe, the ex-cop who sodomized Abner Louima with a broomstick.
Volpe is currently serving a 30-year sentence for a case that horrified the nation: Haitian immigrant Abner Louima was sodomized and tortured inside a Brooklyn police station back in 1997. Volpe was considered the main offender.
It takes a pretty twisted person to shove a plunger handle up a guy's rectum so far he punctured two of Louima's organs, and then walk around the precinct holding up the blood-and-excrement-soaked weapon and bragging about it, as Volpe did. Louima also had the handle shoved down his throat and his teeth were broken. He spent two months in the hospital. This is truly one of the most HORRIFIC displays of police brutality EVER.
But Caroline must have found something charming about this guy. These women usually do. Some of the things that draw women to prisoners include:
Florence Nightingale complex. Some women love the idea of being able to help and "change" a guy.
Bad boy complex. Let's face it, some women just love a bad boy and there's nothing badder than a torturer or killer.
Skewed thinking. Some women's view of men is so warped that they actually see a man being incarcerated as an advantage. This way she knows where the guy is at all times, and he can't screw around on her (not with a woman anyway).
Intimacy issues. Some women actually prefer a man they can only see under intensely controlled circumstances and whom they can't have sex with.
Yes, it is possible for hardened criminals to feel genuine remorse and change, but I still don't get the appeal of marrying a guy you can only see in a prison visit. Volpe stands no chance of getting out of prison until 2025. And some crimes are so heinous and brutal that I don't care how much a guy has changed -- he's no one I'd want to share a life with.
Do you get the appeal of a prisoner?
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