Australian authorities Wednesday were investigating the father at the centre of a Thai surrogate-baby scandal, trying to determine whether his young daughter is at risk after he was exposed as a convicted paedophile.
Undated photo shows Thai surrogate mother Pattaramon Chanbua posing for a photo with her baby Gammy, born with Down's Syndrome, at the Sriracha district in Thailand's Chon Buri province
Identified by Australia's Channel Nine News and the German Press Agency as David Farrell, the Bunbury, Western Australia man and his wife, identified by the media organisations as Wendy Farrell, sparked global controversy for apparently abandoning their Down's Syndrome baby boy, Gammy, in Thailand and taking only his healthy twin sister back home, although he and his wife dispute the circumstances.
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