An American fugitive pedophile was arrested in Siem Reap province on Wednesday and is set to be deported to the United States next week, police said.
Siem Reap anti-human trafficking police arrested Gilbert Michael Greenwood, 63, upon receiving a request from the US Embassy in Phnom Penh.
US media reported that Greenwood was arrested in the US for allegedly raping a four-year-old girl.
He was detained in 2013, but granted bail the following year and fled.
Chea Kimsan, Siem Reap provincial deputy police chief in charge of immigration, said he arrested Greenwood on Wednesday morning in a cafe and that he has been living in Cambodia since 2014.
Uk Heisela, chief of investigations at the Interior Ministry’s General Department of Immigration said US police will arrive to take Greenwood on June 9.
“We were informed that he raped a child, illegally used a gun and committed other acts of violence. This is what we have been informed. The US Embassy requested us to arrest him,” Heisela added.
Officials at the US Embassy in Phnom Penh could not be reached for comment.