Police: James Worley Searched For 'Hogtyed + Teen' On A Porn Site Weeks Before Student’s Death

James Worley's longtime friend Lawrence Krist testified that they watched bondage porn together, even when Worley's mother was in the room. Worley is on trial for allegedly kidnapping and killing Sierah Joughin.

Just weeks before Sierah Joughin’s bound and gagged body was found in a cornfield a few miles from James Worley’s home, he searched for "hogtyed + teen” on a pornographic website, Toledo Police Detective David Morford testified at Worley’s murder trial.

Worley is currently on trial for the aggravated murder and abduction of University of Toledo student Joughin. The 20-year-old went missing on July 19, 2016 while riding her bike on a rural road near Toledo, according to CNN. Joughin had been texting with her boyfriend but went silent later that night. Three days later her body was discovered buried in a shallow grave in a cornfield.

Worley’s pornography searches have been the focus of testimony in his ongoing trial, according to The Toledo Blade. Morford testified that Worley, now 58, searched for porn for hours the very day that Joughin went missing.

His friend of 35 years, Lawrence Krist, testified that she and Worley used to watch bondage porn together. She said that they’ve even watched it together while Worley’s mother was present and napping in the same room, according to WNWO in Toledo. Krist testified Worley expressed to her interest in starting up a porn business.

Two years ago, when police searched Worley’s three-acre property, they found a hidden room with restraints attached to its walls, The Washington Post reported. A freezer was also found lined with a blood-stained carpet. Then, in Worley’s truck, police found a ski mask, rope, tape, zip ties and two pairs of handcuffs. The victim's blood was found throughout Worley's house, including in that freezer. Investigators found Joughin's underwear and a "nanny cam" on his property, as well.

This wasn’t his first time in trouble with the law, or even the first time Worley has been accused of kidnapping a woman on a bike. Back in 1990, Worley attacked a woman on a bicycle, whom he handcuffed in the back of his truck and threatened to kill her should she not comply with his demands. Worley stabbed her with a screwdriver before she escaped. He was found guilty and served a few years in prison for the 1990 incident, according to WNWO in Ohio.

If he is convicted of killing Joughin, Worley could face the death penalty.

[Photo: Fulton County Sheriff's Office]

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