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Etan Patz
Former informant: Pedophile admitted molesting Etan Patz

A former jailhouse informant testified Thursday that someone other than the man on trial for killing 6-year-old Etan Patz admitted decades ago to kidnapping and molesting him. Jeffrey Rothschild, now 67, took the stand for the defense representing Pedro Hernandez, who confessed to police that he killed the boy. His attorneys say the confession was a delusion and their client is mentally ill. Etan vanished on his way to school in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood in 1979. His disappearance helped galvanize the modern-day missing children's movement, with his picture one of the first to appear on a milk carton. His body was never found. Hernandez was a teenage stock clerk at the...

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