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    PowerWurks...

    I know that someone has already found the PowerWurks connection but I just came across the following... don't know if this has been posted already. The domain name was never re-registered which in turn made it available for someone else to purchase... just yesterday. The site owner has some found several interesting newsgroup postings from back in 1996 that reference a powerwurks.com email address.

    http://www.powerwurks.com/ Two excerpts from site below (several more at site with source links)...



    "Is sex among people under 10 a rarity or common place?" - John Mark Karr, 02/06/1996

    UPDATE 1:00PM PST 08/17/06: The most damning evidence yet against Karr has been uncovered with the quote above. The message enquiring about the sex lives of children under ten was posted to k12.chat.elementary, a newsgroup intended for elementary school children.



    PowerWurks sounds great, just an organization to help out youth. Except he claims to have a "huge data base", probably a database of children. He also states "All my plans revolve around kids", including his murder plans I suppose. But wait, why would a self-proclaimed youth help organization post this:
    The legal age to consent to sex, in many states of the U.S., ranges from 14 to 16. Do you think the age should be raised or lowered and why?

    http://members.aol.com/powerwurks/romance.htm

    Or send an e-mail to PowerWurks@aol.com


    Source link: http://groups.google.com/group/k12.c...e=source&hl=en



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    Boy that went up fast! Last night and this morning that site was dead, it had nothing on it at that address. Weird!


    Hey it gets worse!!!!

    Karr's wife was 15 when he got her pregnant in order to marry her with out parents consent.

    http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cg...GAOKKD7S59.DTL
    dragonfly >!<

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    OK, I agree this is an important piece of info. And it may explain how he got to know one of the Ramseys. Did Burke have computer access? Could he have written in for advice about something? And how many other ways did JMK fish for youngsters.

    No matter how this turns out, I think alot of people will be re-examining any contact they or their children had with this guy.

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    I didn't see where anyone had posted this on WS's as of yet....

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    From: PowerWurks - view profile
    Date: Tues, Mar 12 1996 4:00 pm
    Email: powerwu...@aol.com (PowerWurks)
    Groups: alt.parents-teens



    Dear Parents,


    My name is John Karr and I am the father of three. I talk to kids
    worldwide about their problems or just offer my friendship to a young
    person who feels like the world has forgotten them. If I can help your
    kids or you, in any way, please feel free to contact me.


    Please respond via e-mail at PowerWu...@aol.com and visit our website.
    Sincerely,
    John Karr
    PowerWurks
    Support/Feedback/Security
    PowerWu...@aol.com
    http://members.aol.com/powerwurks/index.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by KT Can
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    From: PowerWurks - view profile
    Date: Tues, Mar 12 1996 4:00 pm
    Email: powerwu...@aol.com (PowerWurks)
    Groups: alt.parents-teens



    Dear Parents,


    My name is John Karr and I am the father of three. I talk to kids
    worldwide about their problems or just offer my friendship to a young
    person who feels like the world has forgotten them. If I can help your
    kids or you, in any way, please feel free to contact me.


    Please respond via e-mail at PowerWu...@aol.com and visit our website.
    Sincerely,
    John Karr
    PowerWurks
    Support/Feedback/Security
    PowerWu...@aol.com
    http://members.aol.com/powerwurks/index.htm
    I did last night on another thread then again today on two other but no one seemed that interested. Thank you for reposting on a separate thread.
    dragonfly >!<

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    Again... a pretty bizarre post considering....






    From:PowerWurks - view profileDate:Sat, Mar 9 1996 12:00 am Email: powerwu...@aol.com (PowerWurks)Groups: alt.support.loneliness
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    Loneliness is alot of things. I believe that a large part of loneliness
    revolves around an empty heart that needs to be filled with love. Of
    course, love comes in many forms. It can be a nice compliment from a
    friend. It can be in the form of a term of endearment. Best of all, it can
    be in the form of a caring person saying, "I love you".


    If you feel like no one cares about you, that's impossible because I care
    about you. If you are cared for and loved, you don't have to be lonely
    anymore. If we all stick together, we can conquer anything. You can find
    happiness and independence with a super self-esteem. A strong inner-self
    has to be born. Love can breathe life into your lonely soul. That is what
    I do everyday and I receive the same thing in return.


    PowerWurks is a support organization for kids, teens and college students
    but all ages are welcome. We provide a safe and private environment where
    you can freely and comfortably express your thoughts and feelings on any
    subject. No subject is banned from discussion. All conversations are
    strictly confidential and that's a promise!!


    Please respond via e-mail to PowerWu...@aol.com. Also, visit our website.
    Sincerely,
    John Karr
    PowerWurks
    Support/Feedback/Security
    PowerWu...@aol.com
    http://members.aol.com/powerwurks/index.htm

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    Strange posting for a K12 website...

    PrivacyOnly 1 message in topic - view as tree From:PowerWurks - view profileDate:Sun, Feb 4 1996 12:00 am Email: powerwu...@aol.com (PowerWurks)Groups: k12.chat.senior
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    Do you lock your front door? Do you lock your e-mail? You can with PGP262
    encryption. If you value your privacy, you need PGP262 encryption
    software. It's FREE.
    http://members.aol.com/powerwurks/index.htm
    Or send an e-mail to PowerWu...@aol.com



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    This "I will care about you when no one else does" is pretty typical MO for these type of predators.

    Archives of AOL are not searchable thru any public access site, but I bet there is a ton of stuff by him over on AOL. Back around that time frame there were quite a bit of online predators scoping out the chat rooms.

    There was actually another case that ended in arrest that I am aware of off of AOL that involved an actual abduction. I cant remember the guys first name but the last name was something like Tashbeck and the event happened in Texas, but the guy was arrested in California.
    dragonfly >!<

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonfly707
    I did last night on another thread then again today on two other but no one seemed that interested. Thank you for reposting on a separate thread.
    Yes, thanks to the threadstarter and thanks, Dragonfly for posting this stuff.

    It is extremely alarming and disheartening to see it this clearly...how a predator sets the bait for their prey. I hate that kids who are severely in need of adult attention and love would fall into this guy's web.

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    Anita - What's even more alarming or disheartening is that I am coming across posts from children/teens who evidently answered him. These are just online newsgroup postings so one could only imagine the private email or IM communication this guy could have had with these children...


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    So, did Burke have any a computer? Does anyone know?

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    PowerWurks

    http://groups.google.com/groups/prof...ZhN98BFg&hl=en


    You can google it, and it it organized the info more clearly

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    What a creep. I see he was hiding over on the alt. boards on usenet where no one would ever really bother him. Yuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by KT Can
    Anita - What's even more alarming or disheartening is that I am coming across posts from children/teens who evidently answered him. These are just online newsgroup postings so one could only imagine the private email or IM communication this guy could have had with these children...
    After 10 years, it will be interesting to see if any of these kids come out of the woodwork. (Although I really hope that he never had physical contact with any of the kids he "helped", I am suspicious.)

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    See this has me thinking about a scenario..hear me out. (Or read me out..oh nevermind!)

    I haven't followed this case as closely as most of you, but I do have a 10 year old son. Granted, today's internet/computer situation is MUCH different than ten years ago, but we did have internet in 1996 and would probably have let him on it. We were pretty blissfully ignorant in '96.

    I am not blaming any of the Ramseys here..just trying to link this guy to them. Could Burke have found a sympathetic ear to complain to? Especially the "10 year old" that JMK posted who wanted a pen pal? Either at his home or a friend's house? Could he have complained about his mom always being wrapped up in JBR's pageants to this guy? Could PR have talked about parenting with him.

    It seems to me that either his gig was up with Powerwurks (parents complaining about inappropriate things being sent) or he had found his target. If he really did kill JBR, that is.

    You know, I love kids in general..have some of my own. But for a man who, according to reports, took little interest in his own but was spending so much energy trying to help "at risk" READ:VULNERABLE kids, something's not right.

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