This is something I have been wondering about for ages, but seems a bit pervy to discuss... but I'll do it anyway... Ok, so as far as we know, JBR's vagina was twice the size of normal vagina of a child her age, which is consistent with penetration by a finger, but probably not a penis. There were also shards of wood found that are consistent with the penetration of a paintbrush. The garotte found around her neck is considered to be an erotic asphyxiation device. Due to the garotte and the vaginal injuries, many people consider JBR's molestation / death to be the work of a crazed paedophile or a crazed paedophile ring/group who had seen JBR in pageants or around town or were even in cahoots with her parents. Ok, this is where it gets weird....but imagine you're a paedophile. You have been fantasising about JBR non-stop and have a plan to break into her house in the middle of the night and molest her, or perhaps even kill her. You've been planning it meticulously for quite some time and you're getting really excited about the actual event. Finally, the night arrives. You've been lurking around the Ramsey house for ages, waiting them to return, writing your ransom note and fantasising about molesting your dream child. Why, then, would you go to all that effort and then only go on to cause "minimal" vaginal injuries? Surely you'd want to rape her several times to ensure your own sexual pleasure. Arguably, choking her with your garotte is for your own sexual arousal, but there really are few signs of any sexual gratification. JBR was not raped, nor was there any semen found. Why put a paintbrush in her vagina? I'm no profiler, but it seems to be a very "indirect" way to rape someone; like you want to rape someone but it grosses you out and you don't really want to have to touch her with your finger or penis. It seems more like something a young boy would do if he was curious, but still a bit revolted by female anatomy. Or perhaps the paintbrush was used to make it look like the work of paedophile but couldn't quite bring him/herself to use his/her own fingers. I just can't believe that a paedophile would go to all that effort but not rape her properly. Whoever killed her seemed far more proficient at killing her than sexually abusing her.