September 20, 1999

Dear Mr. Kane,

I wish to talk with the grand jury about the subject of the book Presumed Guilty by Stephen Singular: various ways child pornography and/or abuse could have been the original motive(s) for what became JonBenet's murder. One obvious possible connection with child porn is through JonBenet's pageant life. Pam Griffin, JonBenet's costume maker, says in the book (p.110) "One time Randy [Simons -also pageant photographer for JonBenet] wanted to shoot Kristine [Pam's daughter] nude, but I said absolutely not."

There are other possible connections between the Ramseys and the child porn/sex world that should be investigated. Keeping a lid on this ultimate taboo could mean death for a headstrong child like JonBenet who couldn't otherwise be silenced.

Child porn and abuse are deeply ingrained into Boulder society. Some evidence is:

  1. The Child and Family Advocacy Program provides statistics that 204 Boulder County children under 20 were sexually abused in 1998. (Daily Camera 7/12/99, p. 1C)
  2. "Parent of the Year" Zack Prendergast returns his award when it is found he had been a trainer for The Children of God, a cult which advocated sex from infancy. (Daily Camera 8/5/99, p. 3B) Mr. Prendergast also runs fathering workshops. (Daily Camera 9/19/99, p. 1B)
  3. First Baptist Church treasurer Jerry Berry is arrested for fondling 3 little girls. Police find albums of child porn and seize 5 computers. (Daily Camera 8/14/99, p. 1B)
  4. The popularity of the late poet, former Boulder resident and Naropa professor Allen Ginsberg, avowed member of NAMBLA, the North American Man/Boy Love Association, whose motto was "Sex by 8 or it's too late." ( [First the Ginsberg document, and now the entire site, have disapeared -editor]

There have been many other recent child sex abuse cases here, including several with the convicts in possession of JonBenet's photos, including Sean King. The above are all prominent people. Related evidence includes:

  1. The existence here at 1050 Walnut St. of a large XXX porn media company, New Frontiers Media, now rapidly expanding (Daily Camera, business section, 7/21/99, 8/9/99, 8/18/99, 8/20/99) An acquaintance of mine says his former girlfriend had been drawn into this world.
  2. SANE rape support program closes. "But two SANE nurses, who spoke only on condition of anonymity, said many within the program were frustrated by the constant plea bargaining of Boulder County's sexual assault cases. 'We've been operating for two years now and in that whole time, none of us have ever had to go to court to testify,' one nurse said. 'That's very concerning to us, that none of these cases are going to trial.'" (Daily Camera, 9/2/99, p. 1A)

All the referenced newspaper articles are available from me on request.

The inability of the FBI to explain to former Denver DA and Lockheed-Martin executive Norm Early why they never took charge of the Ramsey case -an apparent kidnapping of a top Defense contractor executive's daughter by foreign terrorists- is suspicious and an apparent violation of the "Lindbergh Law." Det. Linda Arndt stated on TV last week that she specifically asked for FBI assistance and did not receive it. She received no backup of any kind, having been told everyone was in a meeting -for hours starting about 7:30 AM the day after Christmas. Were they in a meeting with or about the FBI? Mr. McFarland has a contact with information that Lockheed-Martin security were in the Ramsey house before the BPD. We have available a video of Mr. Early discussing the issue on a recent TV show.

John DeCamp, Esq., former Nebraska State Senator, in his book The Franklin Coverup describing the State of Nebraska's investigation into the failure of Omaha's Franklin Saving and Loan, shows that the FBI protected child molesters and killers and intimidated child victims and witnesses. One of Mr. DeCamp's former-child clients Paul Bonacci won a related $1,000,000 judgment against Larry King, the former president of Franklin, just this spring.

[In the rest of this version of the letter for the public, names have been replaced with XXX, YYY and ZZZ. In the version for the DA, the real names were used and more details given. -Evan Ravitz]

The Singular book also concerns -disguised to avoid libel- Mr. XXX, a highly ranked official in Boulder City government. Mr. XXX has admitted to two prominent and respected friends of mine that in 1991 a box of sex toys and pornography were found in his City Hall office during an office move that occurred when Mr. XXX was out. He further admitted that 3 women employed at City Hall alleged he harassed them, though none filed charges. I was in mediation with Mr. XXX when I learned these things, and that City Council had sent him to counseling. I asked who was paying for his therapy and he said that he was.

The late Ron Porter, when he was President of the Boulder Bar Association, moved to investigate Mr. XXX, but apparently nobody would talk. There should be some record of this. I also have 3 names of eye-witnesses to what was in the Pandora's box.

What we suspect is that Mr. XXX' pornography was child porn, for 3 reasons:

  1. Mr. YYY, then a City Hall administrator, after we talked 10 minutes on the subject in 1992, told me "He [Mr. XXX] gives me the willies. I'll keep my kid away from him." He recently denied to me that he knows anything about Mr. XXX.
  2. I received the enclosed anonymous letter in 1992. I gave the original to Det. Tom Wickman on May 5 this year when he and Mr. Trujillo interviewed Dr. McFarland and I.
  3. Mr. Porter would not be likely to start an investigation of Mr. XXX for the unpleasant but legal possession of non-child pornography.

If Mr. XXX has possessed child porn, he would want to keep the spotlight off other people's similar "peccadilloes." This is the "Belgian Syndrome" mentioned in Dr. McFarland's interview with Donald Freed. Because DA Hunter was on vacation incommunicado at the time of the murder he could not be contacted for advice on proceeding with the highest profile case ever here. The grand jury should determine if Mr. XXX was consulted.

If indeed a network of highly-connected pedophiles exists here as in Belgium and France, Mr. XXX or others could have acted to keep (sincere) FBI investigators away. A one-time "suspect" in this case told me he was shown a bookcase of videos in the home of prominent Boulder drug-case attorney Mr. ZZZ and told these were all child porn. Mr. ZZZ left Boulder soon after the murder and moved to a monastery in Wyoming. Phone records of XXX and ZZZ should be examined for calls to FBI or Lockheed Martin numbers that morning.

DA Hunter and the police might be reluctant to investigate Mr. XXX. According to the Singular book (p. 90) Hunter said "If this got into the hands of certain people in the media it would further embarrass Boulder and make the town look worse than it already does. What are you going to do with this information?" You the outsider should exhaust all leads, this being a government of laws and not of men.

Dr. McFarland and I have been careful not to libel Mr. XXX for 7 years. Once we saw the possible connection to the Ramsey case we worked with a reputable author for 2 years to get the story told right. We want to do the right thing and give more complete details to the grand jury.


Evan Ravitz

1130 11th St. #3

Boulder CO 80302