- Last Updated: 12:06 PM, July 21, 2012
- Posted: 12:55 AM, July 21, 2012
Before launching his movie massacre, “Dark Knight” killing suspect James Holmes was unraveling — dropping out of a prestigious grad-school program, detaching from his family and trolling the Web for bizarre sex romps.
Police are looking into a posting on the sex Web site AdultFriendFinder.com that was apparently put up by Holmes to find group partners, law-enforcement sources told The Post.
In his lurid ad, he darkly alluded to crimes to come.
“Will you visit me in prison?” wrote the poster, who used the screen name “classicjimbo” to look for partners who were into “Women, Couples (man and woman), Groups or Couples (2 women).”
The sex posting features an image allegedly of Holmes sporting the red hair he wore at yesterday’s massacre.
He describes himself as 6 feet tall and single “with an athletic body” — though he admits he has a “short/average”-size penis.
“Looking for a fling or casual sex gal,” he wrote. “Am a nice guy. Well, as nice enough of a guy who does these sort of shenanigans.”
The profile was accompanied by a photo of a woman licking her fingers behind him.
Holmes’ hunt for online sex came as his life seemed to be coming apart. For all his brains, Holmes, 24, had a sick and scary mind that had worried people since his high-school days and that was only growing worse.
“I could totally see this happening,” a teammate on Holmes’ high-school soccer team told The Post.
“It’s not like at the time I’d report him or anything, but when it happened, I thought, ‘Of anyone I know, I could see him committing something like that.’ ”
Holmes’ trouble also affected his academic life, as he announced he was dropping out of the neuroscience doctoral program at the University of Colorado.
He was raised in a quiet suburban area of San Diego by his nurse mother and software-manager father.
Holmes led a seemingly idyllic childhood. He attended Westview HS, one of California’s best, where he ran cross-country in addition to playing soccer.
“He was so introverted,” said the former high-school teammate. “He always had a smile on his face. He didn’t have many friends.
“He was a guy we were kind of unsure of,” the teammate said. “We weren’t sure why he was even on the soccer team. He wasn’t very good.”