Sus­pect de­tails emerge af­ter woman’s res­cue

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - NATION+WORLD -

The man ac­cused of chain­ing a woman in a stor­age con­tainer for weeks had a vi­o­lent past and was “pre­oc­cu­pied with sex­ual con­tent” from a young age, ac­cord­ing to de­tails emerg­ing as in­ves­ti­ga­tors con­tin­ued Satur­day to search his ru­ral prop­erty for bod­ies.

Teams dig­ging on the prop­erty found one body Fri­day and feared there could be more.

Prose­cu­tor Barry Bar­nette said the woman saw her cap­tor shoot and kill her boyfriend, who went with her for a clean­ing job on the sus­pect’s prop­erty. The body dis­cov­ered Fri­day was not im­me­di­ately iden­ti­fied.

Po­lice ve­hi­cles con­tin­ued to criss­cross the prop­erty of Todd Christo­pher Kohlhepp, a 45-year-old reg­is­tered sex of­fender.

“This is a very, very dan­ger­ous in­di­vid­ual,” the prose­cu­tor said.

Kohlhepp, who has a pre­vi­ous kid­nap­ping con­vic­tion in Ari­zona, ap­peared Fri­day at a bond hear­ing in Spartanburg on a kid­nap­ping charge.

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