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Convicted Child Molester Who Calls Himself 'Mr. Rape, Torture, Kill' Arrested After Allegedly Threatening Victim's Mother
Lynn Rinner said she received the threatening messages, claiming that "Mr. RTK is back in action," on Facebook, decades after Cary Jay Smith allegedly stalked her 7-year-old son.
A convicted sex offender who calls himself “Mr. Rape, Torture, Kill” has been arrested after allegedly threatening the mother of one of his victims online.
Cary Jay Smith, 61, was arrested in Arizona after Phoenix Police said he reached out to the woman through an unregistered social media account and threatened her.
“It said, ‘Mr. RTK is back in action’ and ‘I’m back,’” the mother, Lynn Rinner, said of the messages, according to Phoenix station KPNX.
Rinner said back in 1999, Smith—a complete stranger to the family—had allegedly been stalking her 7-year-old son. She never discovered Smith’s actions until authorities reached out to her one day after finding a disturbing letter.
“They had a letter or journal entry that he had written that talked about, you know, what he was going to do to my son,” she told KPNX. “He wanted to molest him and thought he would have to kill him so he wouldn’t talk.”
Smith was committed to a state hospital in California after the letter was discovered and he also openly admitted to fantasizing about raping and killing children, City News Service reports.
“He calls himself Mr. RTK," which stands for Rape, Torture, Kill,” Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer told the City News Service in 2020. "That's what I think has kept him in. He says, 'If you don't cut off my penis and hands I will molest again."
He remained in the state hospital for 21 years before he was determined to no longer be a danger to others.
Smith also pleaded guilty in 1985 to a misdemeanor sex offense with a child, that now requires him to register as a sex offender for life.
Smith was arrested Wednesday in Arizona after Rinner told authorities about the threatening messages she had received on Facebook.
“I didn’t respond, I just let him be. Hoping he would keep doing it,” she told Arizona Family. “I notified the attorneys out here.”
During his initial court appearance, Smith insisted there had been “no threat.”
“I’ve lived here well over a year and have had no problems here at all,” Smith told the judge. “Just recently, about a month ago, I discovered by accident that I have Facebook on my phone. And I didn’t put it on my phone.”
According to court documents obtained by the news outlet, authorities say Smith, who is facing one count of failing to register as a sex offender, allegedly admitted to sending Rinner the messages because he was upset about comments that she had made about him online. He wanted to scare her by having her “think he was back in California,” investigators said.
In court Friday, prosecutors said Smith has previously been diagnosed with schizophrenic disorder, pedophilic disorder and a sexual sadism disorder. He’s currently being held behind bars on a $10,000 cash-only bond.
Rinner, who had fought Smith’s release from the state hospital in 2020, is now hoping Smith’s latest arrest will keep him off the streets.
“It is really nice to finally, hopefully have some criminal charges that stick for him, and you know, hopefully he’ll spend some time locked up so we don’t have to worry about him getting out,” she said.