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Frenchman in Indonesia may face death by firing squad after child abuse charges

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A 65 year old Frenchman may be sentenced to death by firing squad after being arrested in Indonesia on charges of child abuse. Francois Camille Abello is charged with sexually abusing over 300 children and physically abusing those who wouldn’t agree to have sex with him. Police say they found young girls in a Jakarta hotel room where they had arrested the suspect.

Indonesia’s child protection laws mean Abello could be facing a life sentence or the death penalty. He is accused of abusing hundreds of children and filming the acts after police discovered videos of the abuse on his laptop. Immigration records show that the man entered Indonesia on tourist visas multiple times in the last 5 years. An officer from the Jakarta police force says he would lure children by promising them modelling work.

“He would approach children and lure them by offering them work as models. The ones who agreed to have intercourse with him would get paid between 250,000 and 1 million rupiah (about 500 – 2,000 baht). Those who didn’t would be beaten, slapped, and kicked by the suspect.”

The police believe there may be many more victims of Abello’s, who they say has been carrying out his abuse of children for many years. ECPAT International, the organisation that works to eliminate the sexual exploitation of children, says up to 70,000 children are abused every year in Indonesia. Last month, authorities in Jakarta arrested US national, Russ Medlin, on charges of child abuse. He was already wanted in the US for his part in a $700 million cryptocurrency scam.

SOURCE: Chiang Rai Times

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    SPARKY

    July 13, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    That FILTHY ANINMAL! look at that no good thug! he needs to be put out of his misery! over 300 children and babies. im surprised he didnt get caught sooner. With that said it truly makes me wonder how in the world did this P.O.S. get young children? for certainty the whole story is not being told here..

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      Brian

      July 13, 2020 at 4:45 pm

      This article or some other one I read mentioned that the victims were often street children.

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    Smtih

    July 13, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    Such a shame for my nationality. Please make sure to make his case public and hang him short and high.

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    David

    July 13, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    Sadly this sort of thing likely goes on in Thailand as well. I’ve seen too many shady types to doubt it.

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    vroom

    July 14, 2020 at 4:24 am

    As expected, he is already dead! Was indeed a shame for my country.

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    Ad Rock

    July 14, 2020 at 7:11 am

    I think you’ll find he’s already committed suicide

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    JaneJoseph

    July 14, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    I must say it will be a pleasure to hear he was put to death. I only hope they begin shooting from his ankles up to his head. Don’t let these disgusting people come in and hurt your kids! Torture him mightily then put him to death. I look forward to an update.

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    Mike

    July 14, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    These pigs come from all countries and nationalities. Shame and shoot him!

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