[*] Edward Paisnel is known as’ The Beast of Jersey ‘. He dedicated this epithet to himself in a letter he sent to police during an 11 time interval in which he dressed in a costume that included a wig, a rubber mask, and homemade cloth bracelets with fingernails sticking out of them and entered homes at night where he would rape his target. In example you’re having a hard time picturing his cloth/ nail bracelets, here’s what they was like 😛 TAGEND
Paisnel was eventually convicted of 13 counts of assault, rape and sodomy( though more than 100 allegation certain kinds of assault at his hands ) and received a sentence of 30 years imprisonment. He only serve 19 years and was released after being a “model prisoner”. He had to move off small island developing of Jersey because the community didn’t want him there and he died on a nearby island in 1994.
[*] His hunting ground was small-scale and isolated . strong> He terrorized Jersey Island, part of an archipelago called the Channel Islands between France and England in the English Channel. The island is less than 45 square miles total with about 100,000 inhabitants living in and around a single township, Saint Heller.
[*] He was previously incarcerated while the Germans occupied Jersey Island during WW II for stealing food and committing it to starving families in his community.
[*] His first strikes were on four young lady a couple of months apart. Each girl was waiting for the bus at a bus stop, or walking home from the bus stop when Paisnel assaulted them, threw a rope around their neck, and forced them by the neck into a nearby realm where he could beat and rape them. He then began to branch out and victimized older women and young boys as well.
[*] On Valentine’s Day in 1960 a 12-year-old boy woke up in his bedroom to find the animal of Jersey watching him sleep. Paisnel set a rope all over the sons neck and contributed him out the window to a nearby field where he raped him.
[*] Soon after, a mom and daughter were terrorized in the night. According to the True Crime Enthusiast website :
” In March 1960, a 43 year old mom and 14 year age-old daughter in a somewhat isolated cottage in the St Martin parish underwent a horrific experience. The mother was awoken at about 12:30 am by the telephone ringing downstairs. She went down to answer it, but when she lifted the receiver heard nothing but a click and then the dialling tone. She went back to bed but was awakened about an hour later by a voice downstairs. She started downstairs to analyse, but as she reached the bottom of the staircase the lightings abruptly went out and she heard someone in the living room moving about. In the dark, she made for the phone to call for the police- but the phone lines had been wrenched out. Then, she was confronted by the figure of a humankind who grabbed her and demanded money. He was very rough with her and threatened to kill her, but left the woman immediately where reference is heard the daughter coming down to investigate the commotion. The girl took the chance to flee and raise the alarm at a nearby farmhouse, and upon returning to the bungalow saw her daughter- she was still alive but had been horrifically raped in the now familiar signature .”
[*] Another 14 -year-old girl was luckier, she woke up in her bed to find “the mens” in the mask starring at her, but he ran away when she hollered.
[*] Soon after, he raped two small-scale boys( separately) in his signature style: entering their home at night, and leading them away with a rope around their neck.
[*] One lane police knew they were dealing with a serial attacker( and not separate attacks performed by different attackers) was that in addition to the rope around the neck, all victims described the attacker as having a distinctive “musty” smell.
[*] Paisnel volunteered at community homes enough that the children knew him as “Uncle Ted” but dreaded and hated him. It was known that “Uncle Ted” would sneak into the home to watch them sleep, creeping around in the crawl spaces, and sexually and physically abuse the children as well as the staff.
[*] Paisnel’s spouse, Joan, said that he had once dressed up as Santa Claus to visit their home communities home and spread vacation cheer.
[*] The couple took in orphaned children from the community.
[*] When the island community became concerned enough to call Scotland Yard to come help investigate the crimes, the animal of Jersey took 2 years off from stalking his victims. He returned and assaulted 4 children in the next 2 years, and then ran underground again for 2 years.
[*] During his “downtime” Paisnel wrote a taunting letter addressed to police in which he made himself his own name. The letter read 😛 TAGEND
My Dear Sir,
I think that it is just the time to tell you that you are just squander your time, as every time I have done wat I always intended to do and remember it will not stop at this, but I will be fair to you and give you a chance. I have never had much out of this life but I intend to get everything I can now…..I have always wanted to do the perfect crime. I have done this, but this time let the moon shine very britte in September because this time it must be perfect , not one but two. I am not a maniac by a long shot but I like to play with you people. You will hear from me before September and I will give you all the clues. Just to see if you can catch me.
Yours very sincerely
Wait and See
[*] The letter was followed by new attacks, and now his victims had mysterious punctures in their skin which were strangely parallel and spaced in an ordered style.( Later, police would recognise these came from the nails in Paisnel’s “uniform” ).
[*] The brute of Jersey was eventually caught in 1971, by accident . strong> There was a traffic stop put up as a result of an unrelated slaying. Paisnel approached the stop and assumed police were on to him so he started a auto chase that ended with police catching him in a car he had stolen for the night to perpetrate one of his crimes. They found in the vehicle videotape, a black wig, cords,” pointed stays”, and a rubber mask. In addition, Paisnel was wearing his murder uniform of an old raincoat with fingernails through the shoulders and his nail cuffs as well. He was carrying a flashlight with black tape embracing most of the bulb, so that it committed off a thin, controlled river of light only.
[*] When police questioned him, Paisnel told them that night he was on his lane to an revelry. He wore nails spiked through his clothing in case person at the debauchery was a martial artist.
[*] Police also saw trade secrets chamber in his house with more items for his murder uniform, photos of homes in the area, occult paraphernalia, and a sword.
[*] People think he’s responsible for many, many more crimes than he was accused and found guilty of. Children who grew up in the homes he “volunteered” at assertion that he regularly used chloroform to remove children from the home in their sleep.