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October 09, 2007, 03:44:48 am
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Interpol is asking for the public's help to identify a prolific paedophile who posts pictures of himself raping and sexually abusing young boys on the internet.

The treated images from police and right, the picture as it would have appeared on the internet

The man, who is photographed with boys who appear to be as young as six, appears next to his victims with his face graphically altered to hide his identity.

But police officers have used digital technology to unmask the predator so that he can be tracked down.

Clear pictures of the wanted suspect's face are shown on the International Criminal Police Organisation website, as part of an unusual appeal to the public.

"For years, images of this man sexually abusing children have been circulating on the Internet," Interpol chief Ronald Noble said.

"We have tried all other means to identify and to bring him to justice, but we are now convinced that without the public's help this sexual predator could continue to rape and sexually abuse young children whose ages appear to range from six to early teens."

This is the first time the organisation has made such an appeal.

A team of digital experts in Germany produced these images of the man, whose nationality is unknown.

Police say there are around 200 photographs circulating of him assaulting 12 different boys in Vietnam and Cambodia.

Kristin Kvigne, the assistant director of Interpol's Trafficking in Human Beings Unit, said: "We are certainly not encouraging members of the public to take any direct action themselves, particularly since any positive identification would need to be confirmed by law enforcement authorities."

She asked anyone who does recognise him to contact the police or Interpol in their respective countries.

Hopefully interpol can gather enough information that they will be able to figure out who this man is. Assuming of course people see the picture and some people recognise him and make reports to interpol.

October 16, 2007, 01:54:59 am
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Child abuser identified as English teacher


Detectives hunting a paedophile pictured on websites sexually abusing young children have identified him as an English language teacher in south-east Asia, Interpol confirmed yesterday.
The man, whose digitally altered image was reconstructed by German computer experts, is currently believed to be in Thailand. He was reportedly identified by five different sources from three continents as a man teaching English at a school in South Korea.

The organisation did not reveal whether the suspect was a British national. The man's name, nationality, date of birth, passport number, and current and previous places of work have been established but not released, Interpol said.

Although the original photograph was digitally altered to disguise his face, specialists from Germany's federal police agency, the Bundeskriminalamt, working with Interpol's trafficking in human beings unit, were able to recreate an identifiable image of him.
The man had been pictured sexually abusing 12 different young boys in Vietnam and Cambodia in a series of around 200 images.

The international police organisation, which is based in Lyon, central France, released a picture of the man who flew from Seoul to Bangkok on Thursday, where his image was captured by security cameras. The latest image showed a white man, wearing glasses, with a shaved head and receding hairline.

"Thailand is at the centre of an international manhunt, and authorities in the country, in cooperation with Interpol and police around the world, are hunting him down," said Interpol's secretary general, Ronald Noble.

"The response and contribution we have had from the public has been remarkable, as has the support from the media, which has enabled officers in our specialised unit, our office in Bangkok and police in other member countries to make such remarkable progress in such a short space of time."

More than 350 people around the world contacted the organisation in response to the appeal launched last week. Interpol, which has 186 member countries, said the suspect was identified within three days of the launch of Operation Vico.

The internet pictures showed the man abusing a dozen boys, apparently ranging in age from six to their early teens.

October 16, 2007, 07:38:19 am
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...describing it as "disgusting" surely isn't enough...
The phenomenon of "cheap" porn-tourism in south-east Asia countries,
by people of the Western upper-class (and sometimes,even middle-class),
is a widely known "secret"...exploitation of the Third World at it's maximum:
if the above was the only one occasion...  :-X