Sunday, 24 July 2011

arrest of an American man wanted for crimes committed in the USA.

Superintendent Police Colonel Chusak Panutamporn announced that 60 year old teacher Mr. Dennis Catron from Illinois had fled the country after being bailed for 500,000 US dollars by the US Court.  He had been convicted of paedophilia acts with young boys.  Catron was subsequently sentenced (in abstentia) to 36 years in jail.  It was believed that he had fled to Thailand where he worked as a teacher at a number of schools in the past.  The Royal Thai police were notified and asked to help find the fugitive.  After an investigation and collaboration between the police and the US Embassy in Bangkok, it was revealed that Catron had applied to be a teacher at a few schools in the area and he was eventually traced to two residences, one in Bangkok and the other in Soi Buakhao in South Pattaya. He was subsequently arrested by Chonburi Immigration officers outside his apartment in Bangkok. Catron confessed that he was indeed the wanted man in question. As a result his Thai visa has been revoked and he now faces extradition back to the US to face trial.


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