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Interpol Identifies Man Suspected of Abusing Young Boys

Interpol has spotted a alleged serial paedophile named Christopher Paul Neil who was born in Canada in the year 1975 but presently in Bangkok hiding from police.

Following an appeal to the world community for help, the International Police Organization, or Interpol, announced on October 15, 2007 that it has spotted the man who appeared in 200 online photos exploiting young lads in Cambodia and Vietnam. The man appearing to abuse half a dozen boys in different images posed danger to even small children.

The immigration, child crime police, and crime suppression divisions in Thailand took on the responsibility to scout for Neil.

Panaspong Sirawongse, on behalf of Interpol's regional offices in Thailand, said that after the computer experts of German police unscrambled the digitally moving face of Neil in the Internet photos, they determined that Neil was a teacher at an international educational institution in Bangkok during 2003-2004. Reuters published this in news on October 16, 2007.

The German police also want to find the three Asian children in the photographs who were Neil's victims. The police have recognized one of them and is searching for him, while the other two can't be identified, Panaspong said.

One day, as Neil was entering the international airport in Thailand, security cameras caught him and since then, the hunt is on to trace him. The search may become much easier because officials now know his name, his birthday, his nationality and even his passport details, all of which haven't been disclosed.

The Internet photos were found to date few years back. Some were shot in 2002 and 2003, according to Swedish police officer, Anders Persson, who works for Interpol's unit for human trafficking. AssociatedPress published this in news on October 16, 2007.

Crime Intelligence Officer of the Trafficking in Human Beings Sub-Directorate, Michael Moran, said that the man might have committed similar offenses in South Korea. NST published this in news on October 16, 2007. Moran believes sex offenders of the kind of Neil have the nature of exploiting children in those countries they travel to. And they normally become school teachers to have easy access to them.

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