ID Reveals the Network of Pedophiles That Connects Two Deranged Serial Killers in a New Podcast and Series ‘The Clown and the Candyman’
The documentary premieres on ID on Monday, January 18 and Tuesday, January 19 from 9-11pm, with the entire four-part special available to stream on discovery+ beginning January 18.
Disturbing and Complex Story Begins with a Podcast Releasing Today, and Continues with Four-Part Special Airing on ID on January 18 and 19
(Silver Spring, Md.) – ID is readying an explosive exposé into a conspiracy of networks of men preying on children in the 1970s, a decade when pedophiles and child killers could hide in plain sight and tragically get away with murder. Connecting the murders of John Wayne Gacy in Chicago with the Houston Mass Murders by Dean Corll, THE CLOWN AND THE CANDYMAN traces a path through the past to expose how this dark web was able to exploit America’s youth, and the legacy of pain it left behind.
In the eight-episode podcast THE CLOWN AND THE CANDYMAN, journalist and television producer Jacqueline Bynon investigates this pedophile network that exploited children across the U.S. It is a story of secrets, coverups, and conspiracies that extended to other high-profile cases at the time. The podcast features interviews from police who investigated these predators, the reporters who exposed them, and the families of victims still reeling from their loss.
Premiering next month, the four-part companion special THE CLOWN AND THE CANDYMAN takes viewers down the rabbit hole to a murky world of predators in the ’70s. Centered around the evil of Gacy and Corll, the special offers a deep dive into their crimes, how they were discovered, and the race to identify their remaining nameless victims. The special also investigates their connections to John David Norman, the key operator of a nationwide pedophile ring, while never-before-heard tapes of Gacy offers viewers a glimpse into the disturbed man and his hideous actions.
The documentary THE CLOWN AND THE CANDYMAN premieres on ID on Monday, January 18 and Tuesday, January 19 from 9-11pm, with the entire four-part special available to stream on discovery+ beginning January 18. Viewer discretion is advised.
THE CLOWN AND THE CANDYMAN is produced by Cineflix (Candyman) Inc. for Investigation Discovery. Jacqueline Bynon and Charles Tremayne are the executive producers and Kim Bondi serves as the producer for Cineflix. Tim Baney is the executive producer for ID.