Taiwanese sex offender deported from Cambodia in cross-border operation

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Photo courtesy of Criminal Investigation Bureau

Photo courtesy of Criminal Investigation Bureau

Taipei, April 11 (CNA) A wanted Taiwanese man convicted on several counts of sexual assault was recently apprehended in Cambodia and sent back to Taiwan on Tuesday, in a joint operation between law enforcement in the two countries, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said Wednesday.

The man had been on the run for almost 12 years after he was convicted in 2006 on charges of sexually assaulting of four women on different occasions in 2003, said Su Li-tsung (蘇立琮), an officer in the CIB International Criminal Affairs Division.

Taiwan courts sentenced him to a total of 20 years in prison but he fled to Macau on Sept. 26, 2006 and later escaped to Cambodia, police investigators said.

Over the years, he learned the Cambodian language, had five children by two different Cambodian women and was working odd jobs in Phnom Penh, police said.

On April 6, he was arrested by Cambodian police in a raid on illegal immigrants, investigators said.

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Ho Chi Minh City was notified of his arrest and sent personnel to escort him back to Taiwan after being informed that he was wanted by law enforcement authorities in his country, police said.

(By Huang Li-yun and William Yen)

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