Australian Pedophile Suspect Arrested
KUTA ~ An Australian man wanted for pedophilia has been arrested on in Kuta and will be sent back to Australia, police said on Wednesday.
Paul Callahan was arrested on Saturday at the house he rented in the tourist district, Bali Police deputy spokeswoman Sri Harniti said.
“The arrest was made following an Interpol red notice that we received on June 13,” she said.
She said that in 2007 the Australian embassy had requested Indonesian help to apprehend Callahan, who is accused of molesting a 10-year-old boy in Australia.
He left Australia in 2003 and moved to Bali, where he married an Indonesian woman, had a daughter and ran a surfwear shop.
Bali detective police chief Erwin Chahara Rusmana said Callahan was not suspected of child sex offences in Indonesia.Filed under: The Island