Police say they found the drug at the suspect's home.

Sera, whose divorce became final last month, said she discovered Rohypnol pills and other sedatives in her husband's belongings four months before stumbling onto the tape.

John Wesley Hall, Sera's Arkansas attorney, offers another explanation for the videotape, which a judge sealed at last week's hearing.

"Depends how kinky they want to behave." No one would be arguing whether Sera is a misunderstood amateur pornographer if he hadn't left the tape in the camera.

"The victims wouldn't even know they'd been raped without the tape," said Joe Wray, the prosecuting attorney in far southeastern Arkansas, a state known for its strict penalties for rape.

He acknowledged that the women were stupefied but said it was because of alcohol or drugs they had taken voluntarily.

The women agreed to the tapings, he said, and he has never even seen Rohypnol.

They posted: "Thank you all for your help in finding the rightful owner of such a special letter.

Checking the tape in the family video camera so she wouldn't wipe out pictures of her new baby in June, Sera confronted a sight that would obliterate parts of several lives: her estranged husband performing prolonged sexual acts on a nude, incapacitated woman. "Steve was having sex with what looked like corpses," said Sera, 31, who had been pregnant during the alleged assaults.

The Dallas Morning News does not normally name victims in sexual assault cases, but the two Arkansas women said they agreed to be identified to warn others. The tape rolled and her heart pounded as she watched the man who had recorded their second daughter's birth in mid-April with the same camera he took on business trips.

Jackie Haygood, 38, whom Sera is charged with drugging, kidnapping and attempting to rape, could provide the linchpin evidence that lands him a life sentence. Haygood said she, too, would have been raped in December if Tammy Deal, who had dated Sera, hadn't seen him carrying her into a Warren bed-and-breakfast where he stayed. Questionable Behaviors Suddenly, conduct she had tolerated for eight years seemed more erratic: finding out from an in-law six months after their Catholic wedding that her husband had been married before and had a daughter; later discovering he was five years older than he said; annual job changes; blaming problems on a thyroid condition and the childhood death of his younger brother; binge-eating and crash-dieting that caused 75-pound weight fluctuations; a ,000 liposuction and eyelid reduction; buying sprees, including a half-dozen cars in a year; marriage counseling last spring after he told a priest he'd never been unfaithful.

Investigators and witnesses said Sera went twice last year to Mexico, where prescription Rohypnol is easily obtained from smugglers.