Fugitive British pedophile suspect on run for 12 years arrested in Pattaya

Friday, 25 February 2011 From Issue Vol. XIX No. 8 By  Boonlua Chatree

 

Chonburi Immigration Police arrested an alleged British pedophile who’d jumped bail four times in three countries to hide out in Pattaya.

 

Acting on a request of the British Serious Organized Crime Agency, Immigration Police canceled the retirement visa of Roderick William Robinson, 73, and took him into custody at his V&M Terrance apartment on Soi Buakaow Feb. 15.

Is this finally the last stop for alleged British pedophile Roderick William Robinson, or just another quick layover during his international flight from justice? Is this finally the last stop for alleged British pedophile Roderick William Robinson, or just another quick layover during his international flight from justice?

The former oil tanker captain has been on the run for 12 years from charges he allegedly abused underage girls in England, Australia and New Zealand. In each case, he was granted bail and fled the country. He was also arrested last year in Portugal and deported to Australia, but allegedly used a stolen passport to escape the country while out on bail.

Robinson was first arrested for molestation of a 13-year-old girl in the U.K. on Valentine’s Day in 1998. He fled Britain for Australia, but was arrested a year later there for allegedly molesting a 9-year-old girl. Released on bail, he failed to answer charges and fled to New Zealand, where he was again arrested on pedophile charges.

Authorities again granted him bail on the condition he surrendered his passport. But using supposedly stolen documents, he fled abroad again, landing in Portugal, then in Thailand.

 

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