Authorities in Kampot province yesterday arrested an American paedophile wanted by the FBI.
Mao Chanmathurith, Kampot province police chief, said his officers cooperated with immigration police 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 abused children in the United States, and was not involved in any sexual abuse in Cambodia as far as the authorities know.
He added Mr Lovejoy was being detained by immigration police. The US embassy did not reply to a request for comment yesterday.