AZ AZ - Jamie Jarosik, 13, Apache Junction, 19 February 2004

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  1. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    A former police officer convicted of molesting several boys unexpectedly confessed to murdering and dismembering a 13-year-old boy reported missing last year, authorities said.
    Kraig Robert Clark, 38, was convicted May 31 for a number of sex crimes involving boys.

    He had worked as a Tempe police officer in the late 1980s and as a Mohave County sheriff's deputy in the early 1990s, but last year, he was working as a pizza deliveryman when he apparently met Jamie Jarosik, a 13-year-old runaway from Apache Junction.

    Clark told police in a voluntary interview on June 29 that he had molested Jarosik several times and strangled him on Feb. 19, 2004, after the boy threatened to go to police if Clark didn't allow Jarosik to stay at his apartment.

    After strangling the boy, Clark said he bought an electric saw and used it to dismember the boy in the shower. Clark told police he kept the body parts in a refrigerator and large plastic cooler until he could find a place to dump the body in the desert.
    http://www.azdailysun.com/non_sec/nav_includes/story.cfm?storyID=113325
     
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  3. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    Kraig Robert Clark was a cunning sexual predator who used his status as a former police officer as a double-edged weapon: on one hand, to intimidate his young victims; on the other, to lull their parents into a false sense of security.

    That weapon was effective enough for him to prey on boys for more than 10 years despite at least two police investigations.

    When Clark finally confessed to crimes that included murdering and dismembering a 13-year-old Apache Junction boy, it gave investigators chilling insights into the ways of a clever criminal and provided a warning to families to be alert for signs a molester has targeted their children.

    Even as he was reassuring parents, Clark would tell boys that thanks to his background, he would quickly learn if any of them dared to tell police of his activities. He warned them that he had killed before and would do so again.

    Thanks to an investigation launched by the mother's complaint, Clark was arrested last year after attempting to flee into Canada and was tried and convicted this year of sex charges involving three children.

    Shortly before sentencing on those charges, Clark expressed remorse and offered to help police hone their skills in tracking down pedophiles like himself.

    He first told investigators he had actually molested at least 10 boys over a 14-year period. Then, a bombshell: He admitted killing Jamie Jarosik.
    http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0820clark20.html
     
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