Police arrest American national

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American Samuel Douglas Lovejoy, who was arrested in Kampot. Supplied

Authorities on Tuesday arrested an American wanted by the FBI in Kampot province.

Mao Chanmathurith, Kampot, the province’s police chief, said his officers cooperated with the General Immigration Police Department to arrest Samuel Douglas Lovejoy, 31.

“We arrested him following an FBI arrest warrant in cooperation with the US embassy,” Mr Chanmathurith said.

He said Mr Lovejoy was wanted on charges of abusing children in the United States and had not been involved in any sexual abuse in Cambodia.

He added that Mr Lovejoy was being sent to the General Immigration Police Department.

The US embassy did not reply to a request for comments yesterday.

Full story in Wednesday’s paper.

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