DC Sniper Details Sexual Abuse

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Convicted D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, who, along with John Allen Muhammad, was linked to 27 shootings across the country, said in a recent television interview that he was sexually abused on an ongoing basis by Muhammad, who he once considered a father figure, and who was sentenced to death and executed in 2009 for his role in the murders.

Malvo, who is in prison for life, referred to himself in a recent interview as a "monster." From the Huffington Post:

"Without anyone contacting me two and a half years ago, I reached out and I did that," Malvo said in an interview with NBC's Matt Lauer that was aired on the "Today" show. "In five different instances in different states. But there was a point in time where psychologically, I couldn't handle it."

Lauer told viewers the telephone interview was taped Wednesday and lasted about 40 minutes …

"For the entire period when I was almost 15 until I got arrested, I was sexually abused by John Muhammad," Malvo said in the interview.

Malvo also said he was sexually abused by a babysitter at age 5 and later by relatives when he was around 8 or 9.

Malvo said he knew the killings were wrong but couldn't do anything to stop them because he "did not have the willpower to say no." He said he has forgiven himself for the killings.


Malvo reportedly said that this is the last interview he plans to give about his role in the crimes.

Read more at the Huffington Post.

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