17 July 2008

Alleged Australian Sex Offender Arrested in Bali

Paul Francis Callahan fled Australia in 2003 headed for Bali after allegations surfaced that he had committed sex offences in Canberra.

Australian authorities learned of Callahan's whereabouts and placed a request with Indonesian Police to arrest him. The Indonesian Police granted the request and Callahan was arrested last Saturday in Kuta.

Callahan is currently in custody and awaiting an extradition hearing at the Denpasar District Court. By all accounts the hearing should be a mere formality.

Callahan on arrival in Bali has opened a surf gear business, married a local woman, and has a child with her. Strangely, this part of the tale sounds all too ordinary and is perhaps a case of evil living among us and we do not even know it!

4 comments:

GJ said...

What it took 5 years to find him???

Now that's a comfort. well they have him now, the kids of Bali have 1 less worry.

Rob Baiton said...

I suppose. What I read did not really go into the nitty gritty as to why it took so long to track the fella down.

Brett said...

Yeah, 5 years?! Don't you find the "shallow" reporting in the English press a bit annoying sometimes. I wonder if its any better in the BahIndo press...

Rob Baiton said...

The Indonesian press is no better :D