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<div class="quote-block">BOULDER, Colo. - A man suspected in the slaying of 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey nearly a decade ago was arrested Wednesday in Thailand, the district attorney said in the long-awaited breakthrough in one of the nation's most lurid unsolved murder cases.<br><br><br><br>
District Attorney Mary Lacey said the arrest followed several months of work. She disclosed no details about the suspect before a news conference scheduled for Thursday.<br><br><br><br>
CBS reported that he is a 41-year-old second-grade teacher and will be brought back to the United States this weekend. Federal officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the man was already being held in Bangkok on unrelated sex charges.<br><br><br><br>
Ramsey family attorney Lin Wood said in Atlanta that the arrest was vindication for JonBenet's parents, John and Patsy Ramsey, who came under suspicion in the slaying.</div>
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Full story from AP/Yahoo:<br><br><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060816/ap_on_re_us/jonbenet_ramsey" target="_blank">http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060816/...onbenet_ramsey</a>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Tame</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Wow. If they nail this guy, a lot of people will owe the Ramseys apologies.</div>
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No doubt. I honestly thought the case would never be solved. My money wasn't on the Ramseys though, but on Santa, heh. (freaky-ass neighbor who played Santa each year)
 

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I never believed the ramsey's killed their daughter...however, I do think it's criminal all the make-up and get-ups they put on her....for the sake of what...exactly?<br><br><br><br>
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Did you see the sketch the phychic did in 1998? Looks a lot like him. So many similarities. <a href="http://www.newsnet5.com/news/9695462/detail.html" target="_blank">http://www.newsnet5.com/news/9695462/detail.html</a>
 

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Just when you think you've heard the end of a population information fad, it sneaks back up on you.
 

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its lookin like this guy is just some nut who made it all up. we'll see. i also didn't know that patsy died thats sad.
 

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its lookin like this guy is just some nut who made it all up. we'll see. i also didn't know that patsy died thats sad.
 

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its lookin like this guy is just some nut who made it all up. we'll see. i also didn't know that patsy died thats sad.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Kay9</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
its lookin like this guy is just some nut who made it all up. we'll see.</div>
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Yes, unfortunately it seems very difficult to tell whether this guy is really the killer. He's made some statements that do not check out, and even his ex-wife says he has an alibi for the time of the killing. On the other hand, some of his statements seem to indicate that he knows things about the crime that are not publicly known. So he might be just some nut who wants his 15 minutes of fame.<br><br><br><br>
He does have some kiddie-porn charges against him in California. So I am not saying he doesn't belong in jail. But he may not have had any involvement in the JonBenet Ramsey killing.<br><br><br><br>
Wait and see seems to be called for here.
 

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Whether or not he's guilty, pedophilia seems to be getting v. popular. It's been in the news all week here- 2 young teen boys in Saskatchewan/ Manitoba abducted & molested, a group of men abused by a priest as boys asking that the priest be defrocked, three local children approached by a man in a truck who demanded they get in last week, etc.<br><br>
It seems like pedophilia is either growing, or there's much more talk of it.<br><br>
I don't get it at all, but having talked with convicted pedophiles at a 12 step group, it seems like a sexual persuasion they can't shake any more than a homo or heterosexual can't shake their attraction to the same/opposite sex. It is sad to be a pedohile, as there's no legal or non-damaging way to enact what turns you on, & no credible way to simply turn off your desires.<br><br>
JonBenet's alleged killer says he never meant to hurt her, & the pedophiles I've talked with say the same thing, & even that the kids were turned on too.<br><br>
I don't know what the answer is- lifetime incarceration/institutionalization for pedophiles? After all, the experts say this group is an extremely high risk to reoffend. Castration? Sadly, as one pedophile told me, that only lowers the desire a bit & disables the penis. He said it's still possible to molest with hands, mouth, objects, etc.
 

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I vote for "there's much more talk about it"<br><br><br><br>
Victims are speaking out more. It's still a dirty secret, but one that is being told more frequently, rather than being swept under the family rug.
 

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The whole dang story is really sad. It bugs me though, that other unsolved murders of equally valuable people go comparatively unnoticed because the victim was not a "6-year-old beauty queen." Is a murder any less horrific if the deceased is an ugly child?<br><br><br><br>
I blame TV news. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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The whole dang story is really sad. It bugs me though, that other unsolved murders of equally valuable people go comparatively unnoticed because the victim was not a "6-year-old beauty queen." Is a murder any less horrific if the deceased is an ugly child?<br><br><br><br>
I blame TV news. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"></div>
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or a poor or non-white child?
 

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See, now I heard that critcism back in 1997 too (the other children are murdered thing). But...the beauty queen thing is part of what makes it interesting. It's not just that she was rich and white, but that she lived in this sort of freakish reality. Add to that, the whole "small foreign faction" thing, and sweet Moses, the botched police job...it's not just about social class.
 

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"& no credible way to simply turn off your desires."<br><br><br><br>
That is irrelevant. No matter how strong your desire for sexual relations with children is, you can avoid having any sexual contact with them. It is not all that difficult. Sex with a particular "object" is not required for well being, they way ingestion of a particular food is, or clothing and shelter is required. Unlike food, clothing, and shelter, sexual gratification can be achieved with imaginary objects instead of with real objects, real children. Their is no excuse for having sexual relations with children.
 
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