JonBenét Ramseys former photographer indicted on child porn charges

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JonBenét Ramseys former photographer indicted on child porn charges

An Oregon man who reportedly photographed JonBenét Ramsey just months before her unsolved 1996 murder — and was later arrested for walking down a street naked, muttering “I didnt kill JonBenét” — was indicted this week on child porn charges.

Randall DeWitt Simons, 66, was arraigned Thursday following a year-long investigation by the Oakridge Police Department, according to The Register-Guard.

He had been taken into custody on July 2, with authorities executing a search warrant on his home just days earlier — which turned up four laptops, three camcorders, two bags of writable optical discs and six cameras.

Cops had been tipped off by workers at a local A&W Restaurant back in July 2018, who had noticed that someone was using their WiFi to download x-rated content, the Register-Guard reports.

Investigators traced the activity back to a computer identification address belonging to a man who lived near the restaurant. They reportedly learned that he sold the computer, along with several others, to Simons — who also lived nearby.

Using a special software program, authorities were able to see Simons log into the A&W WiFi system and tracked the activity back to his home. They executed their search warrant on June 27.

Simons later told cops that he was a childrens photographer, and they promptly notified local parents to see if he possibly shot their kids or left them alone with him, the Register-Guard reports.

The alleged kiddie porn collector made headlines in 1998 when he was arrested for indecent exposure in Lincoln County, Colorado, for allegedly walking down a road naked.

“I didnt kill JonBenét,” he told his arresting officer, according to the Associated Press.

The incident happened l