Thailand A Canadian schoolteacher who has become the world's most wanted suspected pedophile was arrested by police today in northeastern Thailand, officials said.
The suspect, 32-year-old Christopher Paul Neil, was hiding in the town of a Thai friend who police believe may have arranged some of his alleged sexual liaisons with young boys.
"Bingo! We've got him," police Maj. Gen. Wimol Powintara told The Associated Press.
Neil was arrested in the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima and was being driven to Bangkok, about 130 miles away, Wimol said. Wimol declined to give details of the arrest, saying a news conference would be held in Bangkok later in the day.
Thai authorities issued an arrest warrant Thursday for Neil after determining that he may have sexually abused boys in Thailand, in addition to the dozen Cambodian and Vietnamese boys, some as young as 6, whom Interpol suspects he abused.