Thai Police released the details about their six-month investigation to arrest a 45-year-old British male fugitive in Chonburi who was on the run for child sexual abuse charges in the UK.
First, our previous story:
A 45-year-old British man wanted for child sexual abuse charges was arrested by Chonburi immigration officers for overstay and was set for extradition.
Now for our update:
The suspect’s name was eventually revealed by law enforcement as William Dempster. He had been living with his Thai girlfriend at a house in the Huai Yai subdistrict of Banglamung District, Chonburi. He was finally arrested by Immigration officers and the National Crime Agency (NCA) on June 5th, 2022 for overstaying his visa.
Dempster fled the UK to Thailand while on bail for having in his possession and disseminating child sexual abuse materials between 2008 and 2013. He had kept a low profile ever since for eight years.
Scotland Yard officers and Thai law enforcement officers partnered together after knowing that Dempster had fled to Thailand. They took years to finally unearth his whereabouts in Pattaya because he only listed a hotel in Pattaya as his place of stay when he entered the kingdom.
Dempster also cunningly managed to evade the police’s eyes by conducting every business transaction via his Thai girlfriend, an online vendor, and solely lurked at his home. He also reportedly never left his home, did not create social media profiles, did not socialize with others, and also reportedly changed his appearance to attempt to look much older.
However, the police’s determination defeated Dempster and brought him back before the court where he awaits to be extradited to the UK to be punished for his sexual abuse crime.
You can read the full article which has been orginally published by the Bangkok Post here.
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