A private investigator deported from Cambodia in October while working on a pedophile case for the Australian police, and returned to his home country from Bangkok on Friday, will be sent to Queensland in relation to a 2007 torture case, Australian Federal Police said on Monday.
Guido Eglitis, 69, had completed a one-year sentence in Siem Reap provincial prison for stealing a British man’s passport and camera in October last year, then traveled freely to Thailand despite a 2014 Interpol warrant issued over the 2007 incident.
Emails show that he had been working last year with Peter Sloan, a Western Australian Police detective, to track an Australian pedophile.
Mr. Eglitis was apprehended in Thailand late last month in response to the Interpol warrant and was extradited to Sydney last week, officials said.
On Monday, the Queensland Police Service said in an email that he would be sent to Queensland from New South Wales today “in relation to ongoing investigations into a number of serious criminal offences including depravation [sic] of liberty, kidnapping and torture in South Brisbane in 2007.”
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