'Swirl' abuse suspect trial due
Posted in: Child Protection&Online Safety at 11/03/2008 11:14
A suspected paedophile known as Mr Swirl because of the way he allegedly disguised his face in photographs is set to go on trial in Thailand.
Christopher Neil, a Canadian, denies charges of abusing two underage boys.
Mr Neil was arrested in Thailand in October last year after an appeal by police working for Interpol.
They had digitally reversed the swirl used to disguise a man's face on photos found on pornographic websites to create a recognisable image.
Pedophilia Suspect on Trial in Thailand [AP]
A Canadian arrested last year in a worldwide manhunt after Interpol unscrambled his swirled digital images from Internet photos went on trial Monday in Thailand, accused of sexually abusing a 9-year-old boy.