Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh, 71, was arrested at a hotel in Lalitpur, a suburb south of the capital, Kathmandu. He was ordered detained by the district court until the charges can be further investigated, Lalitpur’s police chief Pushpa Ranjit said.
|Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh, convicted pedophile|
If convicted, MacIntosh could face up to 10 years in jail.
MacIntosh arrived in Nepal on a tourist visa in August 2014, and has been a frequent visitor to the children’s shelter where the boy lived and they met there. Macintosh also allegedly threatened the boy, police said.
Canadian news reports said he was from Nova Scotia and has 17 child sex offense convictions against him.
He was accused of sexually abusing boys in the 1970s and the allegations surfaced in 1995, when he was living in India.
But he wasn’t extradited until 2007, and the first of his two trials in Nova Scotia didn’t start until 2010. His convictions were quashed in April 2013.
Quashed because it took too long to bring him to trial. Canadian Justice Minister Peter MacKay apologized for the mishandling of the case citing errors and breakdowns in communication between the federal and provincial departments.
One wonders how many boys he messed up around the world since 1995?
Not that the Nova Scotia Justice system needs any more criticism after their dreadful handling of the Rehtaeh Parsons case, but did they do anything well with regard to MacIntosh, anything?
Police were also investigating if there were any other minors involved.