Australian paedophile arrested from Pokhara

POKHARA: Nepal Police Central Investigation Bureau has arrested an Australian citizen on the charge of sexually abusing minors in Pokhara Metropolitan City, on Tuesday, police said.

A CIB team apprehended Thomas Alfred and rescued two 15-year-old boys from his rented room in the Lake City, according to District Police Office, Kaski, Spokesperson and Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Raj Kumar KC.

The minors have been sent to a hospital for medical examination, DSP KC shared.

The suspect, Thomas Alfred, has been living in Pokhara for the past three years on work permit visa. He is a paragliding pilot, according to police.

Police have not revealed the identities of the minors and place of arrest for privacy reason. The details would be made public after the completion of an investigation, police said.

Meanwhile, further investigation into the case is underway.