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On-the-run child sex abuse suspect arrested in Thailand

A British man accused of abusing children has been arrested in Thailand after more than 10 years on the run.

Charles David Taylor, 66, from Leicestershire, fled the UK in 1998 while facing child pornography and molestation charges.

The Thai Immigration Bureau said he was suspected of abusing children aged as young as 18 months and selling child pornography around the world.

The Home Office said they had requested Mr Taylor's extradition.

He was originally charged after British police found video footage of child sex abuse at his home, as well as more than 10,000 pornographic photographs of children on his computer, including images of torture and bestiality.

He was arrested earlier this week at a Thai post office, where he rented a mail box, following co-operation between Thai and British investigators, the immigration bureau said.

It added a computer, DVDs of child pornography and explicit photos of Thai children had been seized from his apartment.

Apart from confirming extradition had been requested, the Home Office said it could not comment on the case.

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