American held for child pornography in US

American held for child pornography in US

Immigration Bureau chief Pol Lt Gen Sompong Chingduan (right) looks on as an immigration officer briefs the media on the arrest of an American man, 77, wanted on pornography charges in the state of Michigan. The man was arrested at a house in Pathum Thani. (Photo taken from @SeuKlangDaily Facebook page)
Immigration Bureau chief Pol Lt Gen Sompong Chingduan (right) looks on as an immigration officer briefs the media on the arrest of an American man, 77, wanted on pornography charges in the state of Michigan. The man was arrested at a house in Pathum Thani. (Photo taken from @SeuKlangDaily Facebook page)

A 77-year-old American man has been arrested in Pathum Thani province on child pornography charges outstanding against him in the United states.

Immigration police raided a house in Pathum Thani and arrested Lawrence Well, wanted on an arrest warrant issued by a court in the state of Michigan for illegally possessing and distributing child pornographic materials, said Pol Maj Gen Archayon Kraithong, commander of the Immigration Bureau’s division 3, during a media briefing on Friday.

Arresting officers had found photos of children displayed on the house inside walls and boxes containing CDs featuring child pornography, Thai media reported.

During interrogation, the man allegedly admitted owning the pornographic materials to appease sexual desire. He was held in police custody, pending deportation.

Pol Maj Gen Archayon said the man fled to Thailand to avoid the charges. US authorities had worked with the Immigration Bureau to get him sent back to Michigan.    


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