Pieter Ceulen, pedophile from Antwerp, was arrested last night in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. He was convicted to 19 years imprisonement on 21st January. It is reported that he abused several Cambodian and Philippine children, including his own foster daughters. 750 gigabytes of child pornography were found during a house-search.


There have been negotiations over the last two weeks between the family of the fugitive pedophile and the Cambodian government. The private banker felt chased and his family feared that Ceulen wouldn’t survive Cambodian imprisonment.

It was agreed between Cambodia and Prosecutor General’s Office in Antwerp that Ceulen would be extradited to Belgium after his arrest. Relatives reported that “Pieter Ceulen is on his way to Belgium at this very moment”.

Source: La Libre Belgique

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Dutch businessman Pieter Ceulen, 60, from Antwerp, Belgium, has been sentenced to nineteen years imprisonment by the Antwerp criminal court for child sex crimes both in the Philippines and Cambodia. He had also filmed the abuse and shared the films with other pedophiles. The Dutch businessman was not in court for the sentencing and has already fled Belgium to return to Cambodia.

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ECPAT welcomes this conviction but regrets that Mr. Ceulen might escape his sentence. So far, there is no extradition treaty between Belgium and Cambodia. Full cooperation between Belgian and Cambodian authorities will therefore be necessary to arrest the 60 year-old businessman.

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