By The Nation
Published on March 19, 2011
Suspected British paedophile David John Fletcher is to be extradited to Cambodian, where he allegedly molested underage girls, after the Criminal Court yesterday approved a request by public prosecutors to send him to stand trial in the neighbouring country.
The judges dismissed claims by Fletcher, 65, that he was wrongly indicted by Cambodian authorities because of his conflicts over moneylaundering with influential figures there, saying that they were baseless. The court ruled that his extradition qualified under ThaiCambodia pacts.
Fletcher was arrested last year in Thailand after fleeing from Cambodia, where he was accused of sexual molestation and rapes of many girls under 15 years of age. He has since been in court custody pending extradition, whose date is not yet scheduled.