Newly unsealed documents suggest that Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza might have had an interest in pedophilia. However, there is no evidence that the killer behind the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut acted on any of those pedophilia urges, according to the New York Daily News.
On Tuesday, the FBI unsealed documents — 1,500 pages worth — about Lanza and his horrendous rampage that left 20 first-graders and six adults dead. The documents were heavily redacted, according to CNN.
An unidentified woman told the FBI she had an “online relationship” with Lanza for years before the tragedy. Lanza told her that adult-child sexual relationships might be “possibly beneficial to both parties.” The FBI found a file on Lanza’s computer “advocating pedophiles’ rights and the liberation of children,” the Daily News reports. A screenplay that focused on a relationship between a 10-year-old boy and a 30-year-old man was also discovered by the FBI.
“The weirdest person online,” the unidentified woman said of Lanza to investigators. She met him on a site devoted to the 1999 Columbine High School shooting.
“He was singularly focused and obsessed with mass murders [...] Lanza devoted almost all his internet activity to researching and discussing mass murders and spree killings [...] Lanza spoke about school killings and those who committed them with respect and understanding,” said the FBI summary of the interview.
Lanza posted online with screen names that referenced German school shooter Tim Kretschmer and Canadian school shooter Kimveer Gill, according to CNN.
Lanza told his online friend that he was only sexually attracted to one or two people during his lifetime. According to the FBI documents, he viewed successful people as "selfish, cruel and controlling."
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