Considering that one is doing life for rape (over 100 counts he wont even be eligible for parole until he's 130...). Have your nice (but probably delusional) view that no real evil folks played D&D.Dude, there are "satan worshippers" (real people who are a member of a "church" of skeptical atheists that don't actually believe in the devil) and there are "satan worshippers" (fictional boogeymen that congregate to drink the blood of virgins at midnight). Real life members of the satanic church have nothing to do with secret blood orgies or human sacrifice—kinda like how real life people with socialist leanings are not secret agents of the Soviet Union. You're drawing a false equivalence here.
And while the American Church of Satan is pretty much a hedonist agnosticism with shock factor ritual, I've never met any of them (to my knowledge).
And there are even murderous gang-bangers who play D&D.
D&D draws (and has since inception) a lot more minority/outlier types than is representative of the overall population.
In the 90's Mike Stackpole wrote an excellent essay.... which has an interesting quote from a murderous satanist (who was not a member of the ACS) (Michael A. Stackpole: The Pulling Report )
Very real, murderous, satan-worshiping, former D&D player.Sean Sellers as quoth by Mike Stackpole said:When I was playing D&D I was not a satanist, and in fact would probably have punched any Satanist I met right in the mouth. I was interested in witchcraft and Zen however. In doing some research at the library for a D&D adventure I was leading I happened upon the other books that led to my study of occultism.
...to be fair to TSR [the manufacturer of D&D] and in the spirit of honesty I must concede that D&D contributed to my involvement in Satanism like an interest in electronics can contribute to building a bomb. Like the decision to build a bomb, I had already made decisions of a destructive nature before I incorporated D&D materials into my coven projects, and it was Satanism not D&D that had a decisive role in my crimes.
See also Sean Richard Sellers #512