Man held in Canada for paedophilia charge in NepalPolice in Canada have arrested a man who volunteered at an orphanage in Nepal on the charge of possessing child pornography and luring a child, Canadian media reported.
Paul McCarthy, 62, was arrested on Friday at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport and escorted off a plane headed to Panama City, according to the Ottawa Citizen.
Canadian authorities said officers found evidence of child pornography and conversations in which McCarthy asked to have sexual relations with children under the age of 16, the reports said.
The Ottawa Police Internet Child Exploitation Unit investigated and confirmed the images met the Criminal Code definition of child pornography, authorities allege.
The Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police said the cases of child molestation have been growing in Nepal in recent years. In the past 10 months alone, the bureau arrested five foreigners on the charge of molesting children.
In November 2018, the Kathmandu District Court convicted Dutch national Henrykus Adrinas Josepus Creujesan of paedophile and handed him seven-year jail and Rs50,000 fine. Cases of other foreigners facing pedophile charges—two French, one Canadian and a German citizens arrested by the bureau—are sub judice in court.