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Juggler accused in child rape cases arrested after 4OYS story

Created: 07/21/2014 8:32 AM
By: Chris Ramirez, KOB Eyewitness News 4

He was among the FBI's most wanted, but now, a man accused of raping children in Albuquerque is back in New Mexico and behind bars.

Neil Stammer left town after he was charged with assaulting children he lured into a magic shop on Central in 2000. The FBI nicknamed him "The Juggler."

The KOB 4 On Your Side investigative unit worked with the FBI this past February to reopen the cold case. It turns out; Stammer was teaching English overseas in Nepal.

A Nepali newspaper reported that immigration officials discovered problems with his passport recently, leading authorities to match his face to an FBI poster. The FBI then flew him back to Albuquerque.

KOB's reporter Erica Zucco spoke to Stammer as authorities took him into custody on Saturday.

Zucco: "Why didn't you turn yourself in?"
Stammer: "Again, I shouldn't answer these questions until the time is right. But I will talk to you when the time is right, OK?"
Zucco: "Did you know authorities were looking for you?"
Stammer: "No, I did not."

Back in February, 4 On Your Side also reopened FBI cold cases about dangerous drug lords and accused murderers. The FBI continues to track those cases.

The 4OYS team works to make situations right and find answers for people who are often powerless.


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