Ray Cannupp called himself Dr. Evil on the Internet. He lived alone in Charlotte, NC and at the time was 52-years old. The only significant interpersonal relationship in his life were those of a 65-year old non-sexually interested woman friend and his 75-year old mother. Cannupp constructed, over the Internet, an elaborate relationship with a 13-year old girl in Bedford County, VA with the sole purpose of having sex. His fantasy included the expressed desire to urinate on the girl, have sex with animals as well as practice various S&M techniques and activities.
His ultimate desire was to meet with the girl, take her back to NC and keep her as a sex slave. Included in his elaborate scheme was to leave false evidence at the girl’s house that suggested she ran away to California and take her computer so there would be no evidence of him left behind. Cannupp was caught and arrested by undercover officers upon his arrival at the meeting spot. In his pick-up truck, deputies found an axe handle, hunting knife and roll of duct tape. Cannupp said he was ‘going fishing’.