Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Fugitive US pedo to be deported

Fugitive US pedo to be deported

Fugitive US pedo to be deported

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.

MOST VIEWED

  • Ministry issues warning over coronavirus outbreak

    The Ministry of Health on Wednesday asked the public to be on “high alert” as a new virus wreaks havoc across Asia. However, no cases have been reported in the Kingdom thus far. The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has raised the alarm for its similarity to

  • Call for boycott of Angkor unacceptable

    Dear Editor, I wish to express my strong disagreement on the article published by Traveller for their website with the title Best places to go in 2020: 12 destinations you should avoid. Below is my opinion of the article. It is obviously free for the Traveller to

  • No power shortages next dry season, says energy minister

    Minister of Mines and Energy Suy Sem has assured the public that Cambodia will not suffer power shortages during the next dry season. Speaking on local TV on Tuesday, Sem projected a rise in power demand during 2020’s dry season – which starts in November and

  • Gov’t slams NGO over 2019 corruption report

    The government on Thursday slammed a report that described the Kingdom as highly corrupt. Government spokesperson Phay Siphan dismissed the latest Transparency International (TI) report as “just an advertisement of NGOs to promote their own interests”. Released on Thursday, the report puts Cambodia near the

  • Gov’t takes steps to lower logistics, transport costs

    With the threat of losing trade privileges in the EU drawing closer, the government is taking measures to reduce logistics and transportation costs to safeguard the Kingdom’s competitiveness. The EU is due to decide whether or not to withdraw the Kingdom’s trade privileges

  • App to connect farmers to millions

    The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has soft-launched a mobile app that connects farmers with potential buyers and gives them access to critical market information. The ministry’s Agriculture Marketing Office chief Meach Yady said the ‘CamAgriMarket’ app gives farmers a platform to showcase