Jose Ramos, former suspect in Etan Patz disappearance, to appear in Pa. court

Jose Ramos, right, is escorted by police to his arraignment in Kingston Township, Pa. Wednesday Nov. 7, 2012. Ramos, a man long considered the prime suspect in the disappearance of New York City boy Etan Patz more than three decades ago was released from a Pennsylvania prison on Wednesday, then immediately arrested on a Megan's Law violation after providing an outdated address of where he would be residing, state police said.(AP Photo/Clark Van Orden, Times Leader) Mandatory Credit WILKES-BARRE CITIZENS VOICE OUT; Clark Van Orden

Jose Ramos, right, is escorted by police to his arraignment in Kingston Township, Pa. on Nov. 7, 2012
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(CBS/AP) DALLAS, Pa. - Jose Ramos, the former suspect in the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz, will appear in court today for giving police a bogus address for where he planned to live after his release from prison last week.

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Ramos, 69, was released from a state prison north of Wilkes-Barre after completing a 27-year sentence on child molestation charges. He was immediately arrested and charged with failing to register as a sex offender under Megan's Law.

Ramos was long suspected in the infamous disappearance of 6-year-old Etan, who vanished in 1979 after leaving his Manhattan home to go to a bus stop.

Pedro Hernandez was charged Wednesday in New York with Etan's kidnapping and murder.

Complete coverage of the Etan Patz case on Crimesider

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