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Child sex offender arrested in Thailand

Child sex offender arrested in Thailand

Tuesday 22 February 2011, 04:05AM

 A Briton who allegedly fled New Zealand on a stolen passport while on bail for child sex offences here has been arrested in Thailand, Britain's Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) agency said.

Roderick William Robinson, 73, was detained in Pattaya last Tuesday, having been on the run for 12 years.

Thai authorities said Mr Robinson's right to stay in that country had been cancelled and he would be deported back to Britain.

Mr Robinson was arrested for child molestation on Valentine's Day in 1998.

He left Britain and was arrested again in Australia, for the alleged assault of a nine-year-old girl in Sydney in 1999, when he was bailed pending court hearings.

He failed to appear to answer the charges in 2001 and fled to New Zealand ,where he was arrested for child sex offences allegedly committed here.

He was granted bail with the requirement he surrender his passport, however, in November 2009 he left New Zealand, using a stolen passport.


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