Convicted pedophile arrested after INTERPOL global appeal to be sentenced by Thai court on 15 August

14 August 2008

Christopher Paul NEIL, a 32-year-old Canadian man identified as being the person in a series of child sex abuse photos posted on the Internet, will be sentenced in a court in Bangkok on 15 August.

He pleaded guilty on May 12 to sexually abusing a Thai boy and faces up to 10 years in prison.

He was arrested by Royal Thai Police on 19 October in northeast Thailand, just 10 days after INTERPOL launched an unprecedented global public appeal on 8 October to identify the man whose face appeared in more than 200 images of child sex abuse.

INTERPOL’s mass appeal was launched after it successfully unscrambled swirled digital images from Web photos that obscured Neil's face in the videotaped sexual abuse of young boys.