Friday, March 28, 2014

Christopher Paul Neil, Mr. Swirl, Faces More Child Sex Charges

A Canadian man who was jailed in Thailand for sexually abusing children has been arrested in Vancouver on new charges.

Christopher Paul Neil, a former English teacher from Maple Ridge, B.C., became known around the world as Mr. Swirl because of how he altered his face on digital images. An international investigation led to his 2007 arrest in Bangkok. He pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting one boy and was later convicted of assaulting another.

After five years in a Thai prison, Neil returned to Canada in 2012 and was required to follow strict conditions designed to protect children.

On Friday, Vancouver police and the B.C. RCMP announced Neil was arrested and charged with 10 new criminal offences, based on two different investigations.  (more...)

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