Philippines police arrest Dutch paedophile

Prison interior with dramatic lightPolice in the Philippines have arrested a 67-year-old Dutch man on suspicion of human trafficking, abusing minors, forging documents and breaking immigration laws, news agency ANP says on Wednesday.

Jouke M, a known paedophile, was under police observation when he was picked up.  Local police had been warned by Interpol that he had convictions for sex crimes against handicapped children in the Netherlands from 2006, ANP says.

M was found naked at his home shortly after two girls, aged 14 and 10, had left the premises, ANP says. His wife was also arrested and computers and other equipment were confiscated. M had been posing as a therapist, as he had done in the Netherlands, the news agency says.

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