A BRITISH man wanted in the UK for the rape of an 8-year-old girl has been arrested in Thailand.
Sean McMahon, 45, was arrested yesterday at his Bangkok apartment following a request from British authorities.
McMahon allegedly repeatedly raped an 8-year-old girl between January 1997 and September 1998 and was arrested in April 1999 for the crimes in the town of Turbay.
He was released on bail and disappeared.
Thai police Lt. Gen. Kamronwit Thoopkrajang said: “The suspect will be repatriated back to England to face the charges in accordance with the extradition treaty.”
Kamronwit said it was unclear when McMahon came to Thailand, though police believe he was working as an English teacher for several years in the country.
With minimal screening and ready access to children, teaching English has been a popular job for paedophiles in Asia.
An American held over child sex
An American citizen has been arrested for alleged sex offences involving two Cambodian girls aged 11 and 12, a police official said yesterday. Roger Dale Green, 59, from Tenessee, was in the company of the two girls when police raided his Phnom Penh hotel room and arrested him on Monday.－ Agencies （マレーシア紙New Straits Times1/3）