Dutch man arrested for child sex abuse in Thailand

File photo showing a police arrest. (Picture: Wikimedia Commons/Lionel Allorge)

A Dutch man was arrested in Thailand on suspicion of sexually abusing underage children. 51-year-old Reinold K. from Coevorden was with a 10-year-old boy when he was arrested, AD reports. He was previously suspected of child sex abuse in the Netherlands, but never convicted, according to the newspaper. 

The Dutch man is being charged with sexual abuse of a minor under the age of 15, and taking the minor from his parents for paid sex. He is also suspected of recording the sexual abuse and selling the recordings to his friends. Further investigation must reveal whether that is correct. The Thai police found bodily fluids on bedding and blankets in his home. They also seized sex toys, two computers, two tablets, numerous memory cards and CDs from the house - a villa located in Hua Hin, a resort about 2.5 hours' drive from Bangkok. According to the detectives, he regularly brought underage boys to his home. 

Reinold K. moved to Thailand 13 years ago and works in the real estate sector. On a platform for holiday home rentals, the Dutch man writes that he's been renting out holiday homes of Dutch owners for eight years. He writes that he speaks Thai quite well and knows the local culture, according to the newspaper. "So I can provide you with all the information."