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My Strange Criminal Addiction

My Strange Criminal Addiction

  • Premiered: 
    December 1, 2014
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  • Network: ID
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Docudrama
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Crime
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Plot Synopsis

Hosted by addiction specialist Dr. Mike Dow, MY STRANGE CRIMINAL ADDICTION is a one-hour docuseries that reveals what happens when bizarre compulsions spin out of control and push people into a life of crime. Using re-enactments and first-person interviews, Dow explains how these unhealthy habits turned to uncontrollable addictions, and helps viewers understand the triggers for these compulsive behaviors. With the perpetrators telling their own stories of how they plunged so deep into darkness, some are disguised to conceal their identity, while others speak to us from their jail cells. From a lewd subway commuter to a diaper-wearing man, each 60-minute episode features three stories, including: Billy Roberts, who may spend the rest of his life in prison for grinding his pelvis against women in crowded NYC subways -- and has an identical twin who does the same thing; Debra Farinella, who collects angels by stealing them from gravesites at the local cemetery; 61-year old Robert Wells, who drinks the urine of young boys, which he believes is the fountain of youth; Laura Laibe, a wife and mother of five children, who was arrested and charged with 38 counts of video voyeurism for secretly videotaping women in public restrooms; 45-year-old Robert White, who became known as the "shoe man" after tricking women in malls into trying on shoes and then licking their inner thighs as he helped them; 21-year old Alex Davis, who is most aroused by soiled baby diapers, which he steals from neighborhood garbage cans; Kimberly Jernigan, who committed a real-life burglary and attempted kidnapping after the line blurred between her real life and her Second Life; Jimmy Gascon, who terrorized more than a half dozen young women by flashing them, leading to multiple arrests; Rick Sciara, aka Master Rick, who runs his own S&M sex dungeon in the basement of his home, where he trains gay sex slaves; 35-year-old Katherine Drouin, who is not only an anorexic-bulimic, but is also a kleptomaniac; 46-year-old Joey Leaphart, who approaches women in public, cons them into letting him get close to their feet, and then makes a sneak attack and sucks on their toes; and 46-year-old Richard Walker, who is serving a 20-year prison sentence for a lifetime of masturbating in public places.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Indigo Films