Skip to comments.Costa Rica landlord: Karr was a pervert
Posted on 08/24/2006 11:55:08 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - John Mark Karr bragged to his landlord's wife that sexually, he was "like a wolf," and said he "liked little boys and girls" when he worked in Costa Rica as an English teacher, his former housemates told The Associated Press.
Karr, now jailed in the United States after his arrest in Thailand, faces a Colorado warrant for the 1996 murder of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey.
Karr traveled around the world in recent years, including brief stays in Honduras and Costa Rica, where he rented a room in 2004 from Canadian John Hall, who now teaches at a private university in the capital of San Jose.
"I had to kick him out, because he was obviously a pervert, and I was worried about the safety of my wife and my stepdaughters," Hall told The Associated Press.
Hall, 42, told AP in an exclusive interview that he rented a room to Karr through an Internet posting, but asked him to leave after about five weeks because Karr was saying "rude and inappropriate things" to his Costa Rican wife and stepdaughters, then 16 and 20.
"I threw him out because he was causing problems for them," Hall said. "Eventually he told my wife that he 'was sexually like a wolf,' and after that I asked him to leave."
One stepdaughter, now 22, told The Associated Press that Karr had said several times that he liked the "little ones." The stepdaughter spoke on condition her name not be published.
Hall said that Karr would often either talk incessantly, or sit in his room and listen to dark rock music, like that of Marilyn Manson, something that also bothered the Halls, who are Pentecostal Christians.
"We started getting pretty scared," Hall said, when Karr described himself as "sexually ambiguous" in conversations with the family and even visitors to the house. Karr also said he "liked little boys and girls," and that "he thought my stepdaughter ... was cute," Hall said.
Hall said Karr never touched his wife or stepdaughters, or did anything else criminal in Costa Rica that he was aware of, so he didn't alert police. But after kicking Karr out, Hall said, he remained suspicious enough to do a computer search to see if he was a sex predator.
"I suspected he was a pedophile. I looked on the Internet to see if there was something on him, but I didn't find anything," he said.
The following year, Karr taught for eight months at a small primary school in La Esperanza, Honduras, 60 miles from the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa, according to Renan Marquez, the school's chief administrator.
Marquez said Karr taught second grade but left because he had a contract with a school in another country; he didn't know which. Marquez told AP by telephone that Karr was always "reserved, shy, responsible, organized and punctual."
Karr "required a lot of discipline" of his second-grade English students, Marquez said. "I never saw anything strange in his treatment of the children."
Police in Costa Rica and Honduras told the AP they have no records of any complaints about Karr. "If Karr committed a crime in this country, nobody reported it," said Lorena Calix, spokeswoman for prosecutors in Honduras.
Associated Press writer Freddy Cuevas in Tegucigalpa contributed to this report.
This guy Karr could quite possibly keep the tabloids busy for years.
A television journalist walks by a line of television vehicles in front of a courthouse in Boulder, Colo., Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006, in anticipation of a court hearing by John Mark Karr. Karr is a school teacher who cryptically claimed to have been present when JonBenet Ramsey was killed in 1996. Karr arrived in Los Angeles late Sunday after a flight from Thailand, after he was arrested last week. Karr waived extradition Tuesday and agreed to be sent to Colorado. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
This is quite a news flash. I mean, I didn't suspect a thing.
Television trucks are lined up near the front of a courthouse in Boulder, Colo., Monday, Aug. 21, 2006, in anticipation of a court hearing by John Mark Karr. Karr is a former school teacher who cryptically claimed to have been present when 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey was killed in 1996. Karr arrived in Los Angeles late Sunday after a flight from Thailand, where he was arrested last week. He faces legal proceedings in California before he is sent to Boulder. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
This Karr clown is lucky that no one ever took a notion to terminate his existence during his world travels. Some people don't cotton much to sexual predators living amongst them.
In a just world...
Some victim's mother or father would have blown this bastard's brains out --- long ago.
I should have added: "Do it for the children", to assure the liberals would approve of destroying this pervert.
Right on, river rat. I second that.
Some People Just Need Killing.
I'm having a thought about the highschool yearbook enscription compared to the ransome note. Perhaps S.B.T.C. means "Saved By the Cross?" Death would be a Victory for the saved person because they have won out over Satan and avoided hell. Perhaps Jonbenet was already dead when the ransom note was written and she would have had her "Victory" and been "Saved By The Cross." John Karr's mother was bit of nut and quite religous according to reports. I think I read that she thought her children, particulary John, were posessed by demons. Maybe some of her querks rubbed off on John.
I do not believe the guy killed Jon Benet, but I also think they should throw the book at him for making false statements (If they are in fact false). They should also not allow him to profit from this in any way.
Put him in a maximum security prison for 90 days and let justice take it's course, prison justice.
That guy looks like Gray Davis, and is equally as creepy.
For all the time Karr has been out there no acts of pedofilia were reported by him. I don't think that he killed Jon Benet. His story is very inconsistent. If you want to look at suspects it still appears to me that Patsy Ramsey was more likely the killer.
No, Ned Lamont. And as far as his proclivities for "the little ones" go, we had a mayor of Waterbury not too long ago who used that exact expression. He is now a guest at Club Fed.
This nut seems to be able to travel and live around the world, despite being unemployed most of the time (and working relatively low paying jobs when he was employed). I may be missing something, but I'd sure like to know where he's getting the money to do all this traveling.
Gee, a queer seeking a surgeon to mutilate his genitals is a pervert?? I'm glad the press figured this out.
>>>This guy Karr could quite possibly keep the tabloids busy for years.>>>
And everyone he ever walked by will come out and say "I knew he was crazy..."
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