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The men, if that is the right word, who committed these notorious murders - Mark Bridger, Stuart Hazell and Vincent Tabak - were all obsessed with pornography. It would be easy to assume they are just isolated examples. In fact, they're not. They are just the most high-profile; the ones we are all familiar with, writes PAUL BRACCHI.