Ohio - A 44-year-old werewolf fanatic Mark Edwards was apprehended by US police following a massive manhunt after he was linked to a missing 14-year-old girl. Edwards has an extensive online persona as “Nagamishe Shiro”, a personality linked to fantasy role-playing and speculated to have been used to groom followers for his real-life fantasy games.
His arrest came three days after he went on the run with an underage girl with whom it is believed he was having a sexual relationship, according to the girl’s mother who says that her daughter said that she and Edwards had had multiple sexual experiences.
Edwards’s online personae include many images and even video footage of him dressed as a werewolf, eating raw animal carcasses and posed in sexual positions with participants in his fantasy games which took place in abandoned buildings and in the woods, according to the Mail Online.
He claims to be a full time “slayer”, a reference to what he suggests is his calling: on his Facebook profile, Edwards describes his slayer covenant as a world wide secret organization of Werewolves, Vampires, Werecats or Hellcats, and Hybrid humans that work together to protect the human race from the evil of demons and other evil vampires or werewolves". He says he recruits and trains new slayers.
The married man has already been arrested on sex charges after he went on the run with the same underage girl last year, and now this second set of charges seem to indicate that he has no intention of facing up to reality anytime soon.
His friends claim he was merely out to help the girl and that his fantasy world is simply a hobby.
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