At least one of the victims has said that the two were in a consensual sexual relationship at the time, but he drugged her and raped her while she was out despite the fact she was willing when she was conscious.
That, to me, says that it’s really not at all about having a willing sex partner, paid or unpaid. He’s a guy who gets off on having an unwilling sex partner.
Exactly. I don’t know why, since we’ve been saying it for forty years, but people keep forgetting, or are wilfully ignorant, that rape is about power, not sex. This is a classic example. A willing partner is no fun. I also wonder if the cops are taking a special look at their unsolved murders. Killing her by accident is always a risk, and killing her on purpose is just a short step.