THE DAILY TIMES- CALL                        by B.J. Plasket © 2000 (3/8/00)

BOULDER — A woman who claims she was sexually assaulted as a child by a California-based child-abuse ring remains in hiding after reportedly being first offered money and later threatened in order to silence her allegations.

The Times-Call has learned the woman's therapist received several phone calls ordering her to stay away from the woman. Those calls, a source said, are believed to have come from people targeted in the woman's allegations.

Police are also investigating the woman's claim that one of her alleged childhood assailants traveled to Boulder with a small female child and attended the same Christmas party as 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey the night she died.

That party is believed to have been held at the Boulder home of Fleet White Jr., the former best friend of JonBenet's father, John Ramsey.

Reports have said both John and Patsy Ramsey and their two children — JonBenet and her 9-year-old brother, Burke — attended the party and returned home about 10 p.m.

JonBenet's body was found in the basement the next day after her parents reported finding a ransom note in the home.

The California woman, who is now 37, claims she was repeatedly sexually assaulted by a group of adults who employed garrotes placed around her neck to asphyxiate her.

JonBenet Ramsey had such a device around her neck when she was found.

The woman, according to the source, was often given small gifts after the assaults. One such gift was reportedly a picture of a stuffed bear with a heart on it similar to the so-called "mystery bear" authorities said was found in JonBenet's bedroom. The Ramseys reportedly told police JonBenet did not own such a bear.

Local police and the FBI are still investigating the woman's claims.

Boulder attorney Lee Hill, who represents the California woman, declined to comment on the reports when reached Monday night.

"I can neither confirm nor deny what her specific allegations are, preferring instead to let law enforcement explore those allegations," Hill said, adding the woman's safety remains his top priority.


A POST FROM JAMESON'S FORUM RE: JON BENET: (c) poster

"What claims has Callie made?"
Posted by LovelyPigeon on Mar-08-00 at 00:49 AM (EST)

The nickname Callie is given to an unidentified woman who lives near San Luis Opisbo, California.

These are statements found in various articles in Boulder Daily Camera and Longmont Times-Call, and audio reports by Carol McKinley and by Mame as posted on forums:

Callie, 37, knows JonBenét's parents, John and Patsy Ramsey, through the family of Fleet White Jr. Callie's mother is the goddaughter of Fleet White's father, Fleet Sr.

Callie suggested JonBenet was killed accidentally when an adult used an asphyxiation technique to stimulate orgasmic response.

"She's saying, 'I have been a victim, and I swear that's true, and I know people near this case who have done similar things to me,'" [Lee]Hill said.

The woman, according to the source, was often given small gifts after the assaults. One such gift was reportedly a printed image of a bear similar to the so-called "mystery bear" authorities said was found in JonBenet's bedroom.

Lee Hill said Callie claims "widespread ongoing criminal activity of victimizing and endangering children. ...family members who are at risk and other innocent victims who can't speak for themselves...she has struggled with the burden of this abuse and domination all her life. She's been programmed from her earliest memory to shut up and not say anything about what was being done to her.

Boulder police and the FBI are looking into the woman's allegations of holiday parties in which children are sexually abused for the gratification of adult attendees.

Police are also investigating the woman's claim that one of her alleged childhood assailants traveled to Boulder with a small female child and attended the same Christmas party attended by 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey the night she died.

Callie told Boulder authorities she suffered years of sexual and physical abuse at such sessions, which sometimes involved garroting. She told police sexual and physical abuse began when she was 3 and that she was a victim of the asphyxiation technique as a child.

Sheriff's investigators in California spent hundreds of hours looking into the woman's claim in 1991 that she had been raped. They were unable to confirm her claim, the paper said.

"She has filed a number of reports with us and most of them have been determined to be unfounded," said San Louis Obispo County sheriff's Sgt. C.J. Bell.

Sheriff's officials here say the woman claiming to have information critical to the JonBenet Ramsey murder case has a history of making false reports.

Among several alleged false claims, San Luis Obispo County sheriff's officials said investigators spent hundreds of hours looking into the woman's claim in 1991 that she had been raped, which an investigation never confirmed.

Boulder police detectives spent five hours with the woman the week of March 1 and said her allegations of a child-sex ring aren't credible

Here are statements Lee Hill made to mame on audio about his client from California:

"She brings forward information that implicates widespread ongoing criminal activity of victimizing and endangering children.
"A portion of her information has relevance to the case. Her complaints merit an investigation.
"Her witness protection issues are of paramount concern. I'm convinced that she is in danger. We fully anticipate that the next step will be a concerted effort to discredit her...By whoever has an interest in discrediting her.
"Her sole purpose is to protect family members who are at risk and other innocent victims who can't speak for themselves. That's her sole purpose. And she has struggled with the burden of this abuse and domination all her life."

Callie says she was sexually abused by a sex ring since the age of 3. Another report is that Callie was raped in her early teens (late 80's?) by a step-uncle and her testimony sent a man to prison. Police in CA say Callie reported another rape in 1991 which was not confirmed by their investigation.

Reports are also made that Callie claims Fleet White Sr. offered her $75,000 to be quiet. She is now in hiding while investigation proceeds by FBI and Boulder detectives.