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Todd Christopher Kohlhepp boasted online about his business savvy and his love of label makers. But now investigators are painting a far more sinister
picture of the 45-year-old South Carolina real estate agent.
He's accused of kidnapping a woman and holding her captive for two months. He's facing at least four counts of murder afterhe allegedly confessed to
a 2003 massacre at a motorcycle shop. And authorities say they've found at least two bodies on a 100-acre farm he owns.
Details of those cases are still emerging, and Kohlhepp hasn't entered pleas in court. But records and online posts give us a window into his past.
1. He's already served prison time for kidnapping
Kohlhepp was a teenager living in Tempe, Arizona, when he was accused of holding a 14-year-old girl at gunpoint and sexually assaulting her.
Originally, he was charged with kidnapping, sexual assault and committing a dangerous crime against children. The other charges were dropped after he
pleaded guilty to kidnapping and was sentenced to 15 years in prison, according to court records obtained by CNN affiliates KPHO and KTVK.
That 1987 case landed Kohlhepp on thesex offender registry in South Carolina.
2. Judge called him 'behaviorally and emotionally dangerous'
In 1987, Maricopa (Arizona) County Judge C. Kimball Rose ordered that Kohlhepp's case should be transferred out of the juvenile system because his
offenses had been committed "in an aggressive, violent, obviously premeditated and willful manner," according to the court documents.
"At less than the age of 9, this juvenile was impulsive, explosive, and preoccupied with sexual content. He has not changed. He has been unabatedly
aggressive to others and destructive of property since nursery school," the judge's ruling said. "He destroys his own clothing, personal possessions
and pets apparently on whim and caprice. Approximately six years of intervention in fifteen years of life have resulted in abysmal failure.
Twenty-five months of the most intensive and expensive professional intervention, short of God's, will provide no protection for the public and no
rehabilitation of this juvenile by any services or facilities presently available to the Juvenile Court."
3. Solicitor: He shot guns on property
Court proceedings and online records reveal several details about Kohlhepp's farm in rural Woodruff, South Carolina, where authorities say they've
found the remains of two people and rescued 30-year-old kidnapping victim Kala Brown.
Kohlhepp -- who is 5-foot-11 and weighs about 300 pounds -- had numerous guns on the property, officials said.
Barry Barnette, a 7th Judicial Circuit solicitor, told a judge at Kohlhepp's arraignment that the suspect appeared to have been target shooting on the
land he owns.
edit on 11-6-2017 by Crumbles because: (no reason given)