January 9, 2001 |
It is known in some circles as the geographical cure. Pack up your child molester and ship him far away. Montana maintains--and Massachusetts does not deny--that this is what happened in the case of 43-year-old Nathaniel Bar-Jonah. The hulking Massachusetts native now is charged with kidnapping and murdering 10-year-old Zachary Ramsay. The child lived in Great Falls, Mont., where Bar-Jonah was sent by the state of Massachusetts after spending 12 years in a treatment center for sexual offenders.
April 13, 2001 |
A man accused of abducting a 17-year-old girl from a Nebraska mall last week surrendered at a lakeside cabin in Montana after the teenager calmly helped police end a 10-hour standoff. Anne Sluti, an honor student from Kearney, Neb., had a black eye but appeared otherwise unharmed. She ran into the arms of a deputy and was later reunited with her parents in nearby Kalispell. "We have a miracle that happened," Sluti's father, Don, said by telephone from Kearney before leaving for Montana.
February 25, 1988 |
What do you do when you have suddenly been caught in something so strange and frightening that it couldn't possibly be real? Except that it is. If you're Kari Swenson, you try to deal with it. With the help and support of family and friends, you try to put it behind you. And you go on, trying to put your life back in good order, trying to make your dreams work, trying to find rewards and enjoyment. Swenson, it would appear, is succeeding.