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|“||Do you think I'd hurt her? That I'd betray you? Or is that because of what you did to me?||„|
|~ Steven Baleman cursing out William Harris.|
Stephen Baleman is one of the two main antagonists of the Criminal Minds episode "The Soul Mates". He is a serial killer and rapist who preys on teenage girls along with his friend and partner-in-crime, William Harris.
He is portrayed by George Newbern.
Baleman is the owner of Sandy Palms Realty, a real estate agency in his native Sarasota, Florida, where he has lived his entire life. He and his wife Annie have two children. Before meeting Harris, he raped a woman named Connie Mayers. Though she reported it, he was never arrested for that crime.
He and Harris met at a neighborhood block party and, through a carefully worded conversation, realized that they shared the same depraved fantasies of rape and murder. They prey on teenage girls, and communicate with each other through an encrypted blog in which they plan their crimes and share their twisted fantasies with each other.
When Harris is arrested for their latest murder, Baleman consoles Harris' wife Sharon after her daughter Andrea's new car is vandalized. When the corpse of their latest victim, Missy DeWald, is found, with bite marks that match Baleman's teeth, the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) team suspect that Baleman, being the submissive partner, is becoming more confident in Harris' absence. They analyze the evidence in Connie Mayers' assault, and find the same bite marks.
Andrea follows Baleman after they have a brief conversation. He inadvertently leads her to a local warehouse, where he realizes she is following him and abducts her. Harris would show up later on, wired by the BAU, and demands to know why Baleman abducted his daughter. The team speculates that Harris was willing to go to prison in order to see Baleman one last time. After their brief reunion, both men are arrested and Andrea is returned home safely.