The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Child Molester Dead

A convicted child molester who three years ago cam forward, still claiming he was innocent, has died while serving out his sentence at the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge.

(linked above- which you'll want to read the entire post)The convicted child molester, who is serving a 130-year sentence, talked about growing up in Massachusetts and his dream to run a halfway house for sex offenders. He also gave advice to parents on how to protect children from sexual predators.

But throughout the conversations, Bar-Jonah maintained he had nothing to do with the disappearance of 10-year-old Zachary Ramsay from Great Falls in 1996. Although Bar-Jonah was never convicted in that case, police allegations that he kidnapped, killed and cannibalized the boy captured international media attention.

Prison officials are investigating Nathaniel Bar-Jonah's death after he was found unresponsive in his jail cell, and then declared dead after being taken to Powell County Memorial.

Back On February 20, 2002 Bar-Jonah went on trial for kidnapping, sexually assaulting and choking a teenage neighbor boy and was eventually sentenced to 130 years.

Authorities also charged Bar-Jonah with murder in the 1996 disappearance of 10-year-old Zach Ramsay, saying the evidence suggested Bar-Jonah had butchered the boy and disposed of his body in meals served to neighbors. The murder charge was later dismissed after Ramsay's mother said she would testify she believed her son was still alive.

Bar-Jonah pleaded guilty in Massachusetts in 1977 to charges of kidnapping, attempted murder and impersonation of a police officer after he posed as a police officer and kidnapped two boys.--- Montana News