S503: The Cousins part 1
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This is not your typical internet stalker story. Susan Fensten's tale is one of torture, rape, bondage, cannibalism, and murder. It’s just plain cruel. 

It all started when Susan began looking for distant family members on a genealogy site. While trying to fill the gaps with her family tree, she found herself tangled in a web of lies.

Her newfound cousin, Leonard Nachman, bombarded her with pornographic emails and a picture of himself masturbating while wearing nylon bodysuits. It was disturbing.

But I don't want to give away too much of the story. After you’re done listening to part one, get an early preview of part two on Patreon.

Also, check out Susan Fensten’s Memoir based on this story titled, “You have a very soft voice, Susan.”

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Today’s show was written by Javier Leiva and edited by Logan Castrodale. Our theme music was written and composed by Joe Basile with TheChicken.net. Additional music by Blue Dot Sessions. 


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