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JonBenet Ramsey Suspect Wanted Sex Change

From Australia’s Daily Telegram:

Karr ‘wanted full sex change’

By Mathew Scott

August 21, 2006

The man who confessed to killing JonBenet Ramsey had another bizarre secret up his sleeve in the months before his arrest – he was visiting a surgical centre that specialises in sex-change operations.

Staff at the Pratunam Clinic, Thailand’s top transgender centre, confirmed 41-year-old John Mark Karr was a patient of theirs – but wouldn’t say how close he was to getting "sexual reassignment" surgery.

"Yes, he had treatment here," a representative said. "He was our patient. But we cannot give out details on his treatment as we are ethically bound to keep these things private."

It was also revealed that Karr, who boarded a US-bound flight from Thailand last night at 11pm (AEST), sought a Bangkok cosmetic surgeons’ help in changing his facial features. In his nine months there, he made 12 phone calls from his hotel room – nine of them to plastic surgeons.

Two calls were to the Pratunam Clinic, which specialises in putting men under the knife to become "ladyboys" and also sponsors the annual World’s Most Beautiful Transsexual competition. It charges $1600 for the surgery, which could cost up to $25,000 in the West…

This isn’t our usual fare, but since sex change operations for criminals came up in an earlier discussion, I thought I’d post it.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, August 20th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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