Dog-Clone Woman 'Abducted Mormon Sex Slave'

McKinney went on the lam after 'manacled Mormon' case
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 8, 2008 4:19 AM CDT
Dog-Clone Woman 'Abducted Mormon Sex Slave'
Bernann McKinney holds one of five cloned pit bull puppies during her first meeting with them at the Seoul National University Hospital in South Korea earlier this week.   (AP Photo)

The woman in the headlines this week for cloning her pit bull first caught media attention for kidnapping a Mormon missionary to be her sex slave, the Guardian reports. Bernann McKinney—then known as Joyce—tracked her ex-lover to Britain in 1977, abducted him with the help of a friend, and kept him chained to a bed in a cottage for days, repeatedly forcing him to have sex, according to authorities.

McKinney and her friend were busted after the Mormon escaped, but the pair skipped bail and fled back to the US disguised as mime artists. British authorities eventually gave up trying to extradite the former Miss Wyoming, but memories were jogged when she reappeared in the news. McKinney now denies involvement in the case but public records reveal Bernann and Joyce are one and the same, say authorities. (More Mormon stories.)

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