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UK national sentenced

A child sex tourist has been jailed in Britain for offenses against children during

trips to Cambodia and the Philippines.

Truck driver Peter Swale, 49, was sentenced in early May to nearly four years in


"It's believed to be the first time offenses committed in the Philippines and

Cambodia have been tried in the UK," Prosecutor Robert Sadd said.

Police discovered a total of 3,865 indecent images of children when they seized Swale's

computer and camera equipment after he was seen saving images to a disk at an Ipswich

Internet cafe in the United Kingdom.

Some of the images were taken by Swale during a trip to Cambodia in December 2001,

and while he was staying in the Philippines between August 2003 and April 2004.

Swale admitted to 15 charges relating to possession of indecent images of children

and also pleaded guilty to inciting a child in the Philippines to commit a gross

act of indecency.

The judge banned Swale from working with children for life.



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