Police have arrested a suspected US paedophile who fled the United States to Cambodia over the sexual abuse of children.
General Sok Phal, director-general of the General Immigration Department, confirmed today that police arrested William David Brenner yesterday night in Preah Sihanouk province and he is now questioned at the GID.
Gen Phal declined to elaborate the case.
Preah Sihanouk police chief Major General Chuon Narin said that the General Immigration Department cooperated with provincial immigration police to make an arrest.
“He was arrested at night after police carried out an arrest warrant,” Maj Gen Narin said.
The US Regional Security Office in Cambodia has asked the General Immigration Department to arrest William Brenner while he was suspected of living in Preah Sihnouk province without valid travel documents, a violation of Cambodian immigration law.
The RSO has been working with relevant US agencies to locate and return him to the United States for prosecution.