EBM for clarity/typoAgreed
It's a naive theory that sounds like a good story until you think about it for more than one second
Especially it is highly unlikely that these 3 guys would be working together on such a plot in the first place - that is not how these kinds of abductions go down.
Indeed the prosecution case is much more typical. The accused had a hunting ground where potential victims could easily be found - and snatched them away to a more secluded area
Unfortunately that happens all the time.
I agree with your larger point that there’s no way these three were working together.
My current thinking is that there is, however, some sort of link between Libby’s interaction with the Ashots account, the girls being on the bridge that day at that time, and RA happening to be on the bridge on that at exactly the same time, armed and ready to kill.
MOO, but I’m thinking that there’s a pattern of what I am here calling diffusion of responsibility. Meaning, if multiple people have access to the Ashots account, is it possible RA could also have access to/a password for that account, and know those girls would be out in that secluded area that day? Sharing the access/password seems to me to have so far been a wildly successful way for multiple criminals to access CSAM and create enough doubt about who actually procured/viewed those materials to make it very difficult to prosecute and ensure conviction.
Child predators nowadays are very much connected with one another online, and they learn from each other on the Internet how to prey. Who is to say they aren’t using that info to find and hunt victims? I have a feeling that the Klines and RA weren’t necessarily working together, but that RA may have had access to the Ashots account or in some way been privy to information about where the girls would be based on info he gathered online. Or even lured there by KAK and set up.
The above is MOO/my speculation only. That said, given all the details of this case (including the timing of the movement of KAK, the Wabash River search, and RA’s arrest occurring within just a couple weeks of each other after nearly 5 years of nothing), it makes more sense to me than “Libby had agreed to meet up with Anthony Shots (aka child predator/CSAM monger KAK) that day, and instead was targeted by child killer RA completely by coincidence.” I think there is middle ground between “complete coincidence” and “working as a team,” and that’s where my thinking is at this time.
Coincidences do happen. All the time. I personally just don’t think this is one of those cases that can be explained quite that simply. It’s my sincerest hope that there is, in fact, additional (damning) evidence that links RA to the crime scene more effectively than the bullet from his gun and his presence on the bridge, & it’s my hunch they do and we just don’t know what all it is at this time.