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    FL - Somer Thompson, 7, Orange Park, 19 Oct 2009 #38

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    Here is some stuff I am just wondering about.

    Was his boss that fired him a woman? Was it the girl's roommate's Ipod he was supposed to have taken and was she the one that insisted he leave.

    We were told it was the mother that approached the roommates and asked them if JH could live with them.

    What I am wondering is if JH's fantasies could have turned violent and sadistic towards females in this time period?
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    Good question Fessel, I think freakboy has been "strange" for a very long time. Richard Wharton found kid-porn in Jarred's tacklebox when he was 16.

    From the way his Mom talked to him, she is in charge, always has been, always will. I'd resent it if I were him. Plus, Mom's judgement regarding her children is careless. She would have let the 52 year old dude she married have sex with her 8 year old "if God said to".
    So, her control is not in their best interests.

    2 weeks ago, Kriss Mizelle said Jarred was her sweet doughboy, a gentle man who would hurt no one.

    So none of this matches up with sadistic and angry unless he kept that deep in his secrets.

    If he killed Somer, my guess is that it was accidental or done in panic. "I'm telling!" "Oh no you won't" type of thing.

    I wish we knew more from the cops. COD for example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmandaReckonwith View Post
    Good question Fessel, I think freakboy has been "strange" for a very long time. Richard Wharton found kid-porn in Jarred's tacklebox when he was 16.

    From the way his Mom talked to him, she is in charge, always has been, always will. I'd resent it if I were him. Plus, Mom's judgement regarding her children is careless. She would have let the 52 year old dude she married have sex with her 8 year old "if God said to".
    So, her control is not in their best interests.

    2 weeks ago, Kriss Mizelle said Jarred was her sweet doughboy, a gentle man who would hurt no one.

    So none of this matches up with sadistic and angry unless he kept that deep in his secrets.

    If he killed Somer, my guess is that it was accidental or done in panic. "I'm telling!" "Oh no you won't" type of thing.

    I wish we knew more from the cops. COD for example.
    I could imagine that JH has a whole lot of resentment going on. First mom left dad to marry this sick Newman guy, then she gives her daughter to the man. Then he is taken by child services and shuffled around , to dad and back to mom. The pain caused my a mother choosing a man over her children lingers forever in the heart of a child. I am curious as to exactly why he ended up being home-schooled. Not that I have anything against it, I just wonder where and if it fits into the person he has turned into. Was he home schooled for his sake or for his parents sake?

    As for his Aunt's comments, it's a lot of the same in cases like this, comments by neighbours and relatives like "he was a quiet guy, seemed nice." "i cant believe he could be responsible" "theres no way he could of done this" are par for the course IMO.

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    If you have a source that says something that contradicts the information below, please post it with the source. If it is a video, if you could give an estimated mark at which the statement is made, that is a tremendous help.

    2008
    August: Just after Rod Buchanan's stepson turned 17, stepson sees porn on Jarred's computer (see video, 5:46 mark). This was at GLD II's house on Gano. Source Buchanan said his own stepson was playing on Harrell's computer last year and found some pornographic pictures. He told the adults in the family, but it was "kinda brushed under the rug," and no one reported it, Buchanan said. Source

    August 1-November 1: Estimated Date. LE believes that on or between these dates, Jarred Harrell is guilty of committing the offense Lewd & Lascivious Molestation of a Child Under 12 and Producing/Performing Sexual Performance of a Child (12 counts). Source (page 8) (Note: Based on entry above that it was August 2008 and he lived at home and the comment below, that in June 2009, he was asked to move out of his parents' house, it appears that during August 2008 to November 2008, he lived at the house on Gano. JMO)

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    June: Estimated Date. Jarred Harrell is asked to move out of his parents' house. They want him to be on his own, be a man, and take care of himself. They call Rod Buchanan's stepdaughter and ask if he can move in with them and be a roommate; they say sure. Jarred moves in with Buchanan's stepdaughter and her fiancÚ. (Explanation is that Buchanan states, in response to how long did JH live with your stepdaughter, and says a couple of months, so JustyThoughts estimated at June 2009). Source RB is talking about stepson finding porn last year (which would be 2009 since interview done in 2010): Later that year, Harrell moved in with Buchanan's stepdaughter and her fiancÚ at an apartment a few miles away. Source

    August 4: Roommates kick Jarred Harrell out for stealing, specifically their iPod. Source According to Rod Buchanan, he asks if they can keep his computer until he finds somewhere to go. Source (Note: Any idea where he went? Sister's? Thoughts, anyone?)

    August 10: They do not hear from him, and the discussion comes up about there having been child porn found on his computer about a year ago by Rod Buchanan's stepson (a minor at the time). They get on the computer and find porn on computer. Source Roommates bring computer to Jacksonville Sheriffs Office, who determined it was out of their jurisdiction. Source

    August 13: Computer then turned over to CCSO by JSO. Source

    September 25: Computer turned over to SAG Cyber Crimes Unit. They were not able to begin taking it apart to do forensic testing on it until October 9. Source

    October 5: Jarred Harrell's mom (AD) and stepdad (GLD II) move out of their house on Gano, to Callahan, FL. Source It is believed they took the dog and the shed with them. Need Source

    October 9: SAG Cyber Crimes Unit begins forensic testing on Jarred Harrell's computer. Source

    October 19: Somer Thompson disappears. Source

    October 21: Somer Thompson's body found in GA. Source

    October 23: Rod Buchanan and his wife drive by Gano house and see Jarred Harrel's vehicle in the drivway. They stop a CCSO deputy, explain their concerns and he brings them to the lead detective, who has the deputy go back and run the tags; it is Jarred Harrel's vehicle, and he has been living there. Source

    November 12: Analysis completed November 10; SAG returns computer to CCSO with report. Source

    Unknown Date: Jarred is asked to provide DNA. He is uncooperative, and in January, FBI visits his father in Mississippi. Source

    2010
    January 6: Estimated date. FBI asks Harrell for DNA. (I believe article was posted on 2/17; that is date comments began. LUCEDALE, Miss. — Loretta Harrell answered a knock at her ranch-style home in the deep Mississippi woods six weeks ago to find two strangers standing outside. Source

    January 24: Estimated date. Jarred Harrell moves to Meridian, Mississippi. "His family said Harrell just moved back to Mississippi a few weeks ago." Source (I read that it was 2 1/2 weeks before his arrest, which was on 2/11, so I estimated that he moved around January 24.)

    February 11: Jarred Harrell arrested in Meridian, MS, on child pornography charges. Source

    February 11: Homes on Gano Avenue, Orange Park, FL, in Callahan, FL, and in Meridian, MS, were searched along with a vehicle in Meridian, MS. Source

    February 18: Florida Governor Charlie Crist asks Mississippi Governor to extradite Jarred Harrell. Source

    February 20: Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour agrees to extradite Jarred Harrell. Source

    February 23: Jarred Harrell extradited from Mississippi to Florida. Source

    February 24: Jarred Harrell appears before judge. Arraignment set for March 10. Bond $1 million. Source

    February 24: Jarred Harrell new charges added: Lews and Lascivious Molestation and Direct/Promote Sexual Performance by a Child plus original charge of Possess Photograph of Sexual Performance by a Child (CCSO Inmate inquiry indicates Total Bond as $1,600,003.00) Media reports indicate that Harrell is being held without bond.


    For lack of a better place to put it for now, here is my version of Rod Buchanan's TV interview: (working on)

    REPORTER: Well, start from the beginning. This goes back to August. What happened in August?

    R. BUCHANAN: Um, back in August, or actually a little before August, Harrell was asked to move out of his parents’ home on Gano. Um, they used the excuse that they wanted him to get out on his own, become a man, and take care of hisself.

    (Coughs) Excuse me. He didn’t have anywhere to go, and, uh, so they had called our daughter and asked if he could move in with them, be a roommate, and they said sure. While he was there, some things came up missing.

    Um, they went out one night while he was asleep, searched his car, found their iPod that he had stolen, woke him up in the middle of the night and told him he had to get out or they were gonna call the police. And, uh, he left his computer and a bunch of disks and asked if they, you know, would keep hold of it until he could find a place to go.

    During that time, about a week passed, since they hadn’t heard from him, uh, conversation came up about the possibility that child pornography being found on his computer by our, at the time, minor son a year prior to this.

    So they went out and turned the computer on and saw things nobody should have to see. At that point they became very emotionally upset, called her mother at work, told her about it.

    And we took it to JSO (Jacksonville Sheriffs Office) thinking that was where we needed to take it. Once we handed everything over to JSO, they then sent it back to Clay County to be processed, and Detective Eckert took over from there.

    And then when the little Somer girl came up missing, uh, didn’t really think too much about it because we didn’t know that he had moved back to his parents’ house on Gano. And, uh, somebody called, and I don’t remember who had told us that he had moved back there with his parents, and then somebody called and said his parents had actually moved out of the house about two weeks before Somer came up missing.

    And on our way up to Orange Park, my wife said “Let me take you by and show you where the house is.” And when we went by, his vehicle’s in the driveway and it was right across from the athletic field. Right where she had to walk every day.

    Um, we went down and we found – the whole detective squad was still working the area since this was like two days after they found her – and we found a deputy on the side of the road and we told him our concerns and showed him the house. He took us around to, um, the lead detective. We filled him in on everything, told him. He sent the deputy back around, he ran the tag on the vehicle, found out it was his, and that he had been living there. Um, and I guess his parents moved to somewhere in Calahan prior to that happening . Um, and yeah, they did have a white dog, a little white dog. So …

    REPORTER: Are you surprised – because you brought this to the attention of authorities back in August – and are you surprised that by October, when Somer went missing and was ultimately her body was found, are you surprised that he hadn’t been arrested on these child pornography charges?

    R. BUCHANAN: A little bit. But at the same time, you know, I know there’s a process. And I see so many of these sick perverts they get off with a slap on the wrist or probation because some slick lawyer finds a technicality to get ‘em off on. So, you know, hats off to the Clay County Sheriffs Office for doing their job and doing it the right way and taking their time to make sure they got him.

    And I am so sorry about little Somer and her family and what they are going through. I can’t even begin to imagine that, but at the same time, there’s no guarantee that had they had rushed in and arrested him that it would have prevented this from happening.

    REPORTER: You know him. Would you have ever have thought that anything like this could have happened?

    Stopped 3:37 (will get to rest tomorrow)
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    I am really thinking those last 12 charges came about from JH sending someone 12 child porn pictures. I wonder if we could find any one connected with him that has been arrested too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Fessel View Post
    I am really thinking those last 12 charges came about from JH sending someone 12 child porn pictures. I wonder if we could find any one connected with him that has been arrested too.
    Unfortunately I think he made his own "movies" or photos with the relative listed in the very first arrest warrant. The one the roommates were looking for pictures of. Do any of the charges list distribution? Just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lurkeyloo View Post
    Unfortunately I think he made his own "movies" or photos with the relative listed in the very first arrest warrant. The one the roommates were looking for pictures of. Do any of the charges list distribution? Just curious.
    Here is what he is charged with in those 12 cases: DIRECT/PROMOTE SEXUAL PERFORMANCE BY CHILD

    When you look at the definitions of those words under the law he was charged with it could mean he sent child porn to someone.






    DIRECT/PROMOTE SEXUAL PERFORMANCE BY CHILD

    827.071 Sexual performance by a child; penalties.--

    (b) "Performance" means any play, motion picture, photograph, or dance or any other visual representation exhibited before an audience.

    (c) "Promote" means to procure, manufacture, issue, sell, give, provide, lend, mail, deliver, transfer, transmute, publish, distribute, circulate, disseminate, present, exhibit, or advertise or to offer or agree to do the same.




    (3) A person is guilty of promoting a sexual performance by a child when, knowing the character and content thereof, he or she produces, directs, or promotes any performance which includes sexual conduct by a child less than 18 years of age. Whoever violates this subsection is guilty of a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

    http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/...827/Sec071.HTM

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    Thanks Hoppy for the new page. Thanks Noway for your excellent timeline/summary.

    I'm seeking clarity on the time of 8/1-11/1 2008 as to where JH was living at this time. As indicated, Rod B's stepson found porn on JH's computer (and told).
    Was JH's computer located at his parent's home at the time or was it at RB's home? Is there any documentation on where JH was actually living during this period.
    Timeline shows that the next month (9/2008) JH moved in with RB's stepdgt and her fiance.


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    It's looking and sounding like JH is stressed/depressed and I agree that safety garment is needed and a good strategy by LE. It also suggests the likelihood that his emotional state could be used to LE advantage in obtaining confessions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustyThoughts View Post
    It's looking and sounding like JH is stressed/depressed and I agree that safety garment is needed and a good strategy by LE. It also suggests the likelihood that his emotional state could be used to LE advantage in obtaining confessions.
    Great thought! I sure hope you are right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Fessel View Post
    I am really thinking those last 12 charges came about from JH sending someone 12 child porn pictures. I wonder if we could find any one connected with him that has been arrested too.
    Fess, I'd thought about that. I had a photographer in mind but did not see in OP/Clay County.

    Of course, I don't have a complete list of his friends and family and there is no guarantee he didn't give it to someone in another county or state.

    But you can look at the Daily Bulletin for arrests in Clay County here. Change date to whatever you want and search for key words or scroll.

    http://p2c.claysheriff.com/dailybulletin.aspx

    On 2/23, the only one with 'sexual' was:
    Note: Blanding address is the CCSO.

    AR 2009026975
    Possess Photograph Of S...
    Harrell, Jarred Mitchell (W M, 24) Arrest on chrg of Possess Photograph Of Sexual Performance By Child (F), at 212 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, FL, on 2/23/2010.West, K E

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustyThoughts View Post
    Thanks Hoppy for the new page. Thanks Noway for your excellent timeline/summary.

    I'm seeking clarity on the time of 8/1-11/1 2008 as to where JH was living at this time. As indicated, Rod B's stepson found porn on JH's computer (and told).
    Was JH's computer located at his parent's home at the time or was it at RB's home? Is there any documentation on where JH was actually living during this period.
    Timeline shows that the next month (9/2008) JH moved in with RB's stepdgt and her fiance.
    I watched the interview of Rod B. (thanks again Noway for the link) and my question was answered. The stepson saw what he saw on JH's computer that was located at JH's parent's home.

    Couple of new issues/questions from watching that interview video. RB made a reference to "other kids" living in the home at that time - are these kids known and/or possibly the interest of DCF now.

    Also, RB made reference that JH lived in stepdgt's home for about 2 months - then was made to move. Noway's timeline seems to show it was 2008 rather than 2009. Clarify?

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    When RB was asked "how long JH had lived with stepdgt" he replied about 2 months.
    RB said it was early August when theft was alleged and JH was made to leave. This seems to put him moving in with the stepdgt around June '09.
    Not to dwell on the dates - but rather to offer help on the estimated time on the timeline.

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