16 Apr Frenchman Arrested with Pictures of Thai Girls
CHON BURI: Thai authorities accompanied by American FBI agents arrested Frenchman Rachid Abdel Kader, 64, in Pattaya on Thursday for alleged possession of pornographic photos and videos of young Thai girls. Officers from the Department of Special Investigation and local immigration police searched his house on Soi Rung Land in South Pattaya in Bang Lamung district.
They found a large number of pornographic photographs and videos of Thai girls aged under 18 years on compact disks and in computer files. Pol Col Songprote Sirisukha, immigration chief in Chon Buri, said Mr Kader had spent his retirement in Pattaya for for the last decade. FBI informed Thai authorities that he had gathered pornographic pictures and videos for members of his group to download. He was charged with possessing child pornographic media for sexual interest.