All the previous convictions Jeffrey Dahmer had before he was arrested for his murders
He was arrested for sexual offences multiple times, and the incident at the fair did really happen
Right now, the number one most watched show on Netflix is Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. The series covers the chilling story of the serial killer, who killed 17 young men and and boys in the Milwaukee area. One of the most shocking parts of this case is how Jeffrey Dahmer seemed to evade justice multiple times during his killing spree, considering neighbours reported him and he had multiple previous convictions and was already known by local police.
The Netflix series touches upon the other crimes he committed before he was caught as a serial killer. Here are all the details.
Jeffrey Dahmer had four previous arrests and convictions before he was caught as a serial killer
Dahmer’s first arrest was in September 1981, shortly after he was discharged from the army. At this point, he had already killed his first victim. Dahmer was made to leave the army in 1981 over his excessive drinking, and later that year was arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct. As a result of this, Dahmer was fined $60 and received a suspended 10-day jail sentence. He was also sent to live with his grandmother. His father is said to have hoped a new location and the influence of living with his grandmother would have placed Dahmer on a better path.
In the Netflix show, we see a scene where Dahmer was arrested following an indecent exposure at a fair. This did happen in real life. In August 1982, less than a year after his drunk and disorderly arrest, Dahmer was convicted for indecent exposure at a Wisconsin State Fair Park. He received a $50 fine for what happened, where reportedly “25 people were present including women and children.”
In 1986, Dahmer was arrested again. This time, he was charged with disorderly conduct for masturbating in front of two 12-year-old boys. At first he claimed to have been urinating, but later admitted to the crime. We see him receive just a one year sentence in the Netflix show for this crime, in real life this was on probation and Dahmer had to go to counselling.
Three years later in 1989, Dahmer was arrested once again. He had moved out of his grandmother’s at this point, and was living in his own apartment. He was arrested for sexual assault and charged with second-degree sexual assault and enticing a child. His victim was 13-year-old Keison Sinthasomphone, the brother of Dahmer’s victim Konerak Sinthasomphone, who was the 14-year-old we see in the Netflix series when Dahmer refers to him as his 19-year-old boyfriend after he initially escapes his apartment. Dahmer spent a week in prison over sexual assault offences towards Keison before being released on bail.
Dahmer was finally arrested for all the murders on July 22nd 1991.
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