Guy Georges was a French rapist and serial killer who preyed on attractive, young, energetic women, whom he assaulted, tortured, raped and killed between 1976 and 1997. He was dubbed the ‘Beast of Bastille’ due to the fact that several of his attacks occurred in the Bastille quarter, an east Parisian neighbourhood. Following the largest manhunt in French criminal history, Georges was arrested in 1998 and sentenced in 2001 to life imprisonment, without the possibility of parole for 22 years.
Born Guy Rampillon, on 15 October 1962 in Angers, France, to an American father and a French mother. His father, George Cartwright, was a soldier who worked as a cook on the NATO bases. Abandoned by his parents when he was very young, Guy was taken in by the DDASS, the French social welfare service.
He was placed with a foster family and at the age of six, to aid in his adoption, was given the surname Georges, after his father. He was adopted by the Morins and grew up in a family of 12 adopted children.
The young Georges never really received the love, attention and stability he needed and soon began to show a violent and aggressive streak in his personality.