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Cross dressing base commander reveals murder horrors in court

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Colonel Russell Williams from the Canadian Air Force admitting in court today that he was responsible in 86 sex crimes. The crimes included the murder of two women, breaking and entering and the sexual assault of two other women. Williams is a former commander of Canada’s largest air force base, flew relief missions to Haiti and even once flew Queen Elizabeth II.

During court proceedings today the Colonel admitted that he had begun by cross-dressing. He then began breaking into the homes of women in and around the base where he was commander. He also was charged with attempted breaking and entering. Once he began breaking into homes he began to steal women’s underwear and wearing them inside the homes he had broken into. Sometimes he would even leave cryptic messages for his victims to find upon waking such as “I’ve seen better.”

Escalating crimes

Williams’ crimes began to escalate in 2009. He attacked his first woman in late 2009. He woke the woman into whose home he had broken in from a deep sleep. He then tied her up, blindfolded her and sexually assaulted her. He then took a number of photos of her in various states of undress.

Things began to get even worse as things went on. He was arrested in February of this year for the disappearance and murder of a 27-year-old woman named Jessica Lloyd. She had last been seen in January. Once he was arrested for that murder he was also charged with the death of a female corporal that was under his command a the military base. Williams was caught on the first murder when he was stopped at a checkpoint and his tire tracks matched tracks found at the scene.

Once Williams was arrested, the married pilot and military commander’s secret life was revealed. The police founds dozens of plastic bags containing women’s under garments. In each case the garments were meticulously sealed and categorized. The police found more garments in boxes in the basement of the home he shared with his wife, to whom he had been married for 19 years. Police also found that Williams documented many of his assaults in break-ins in diaries and on his computer.

During the court proceedings Williams admitted that his sexual peculiarities started in 2007. Homeowners in and around the area where he lived and worked had been reporting burglaries for some time. The break-ins all occurred at night and Williams admitted that he, at least once, wore his military uniform during a break-in.

Williams was in charge of the busiest air force base in Canada, the 437 Squadron located at Trenton. This is just east of Toronto, Canada’s largest city. Williams now faces a life sentence without the possibility of parole for 25 years.

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