Accused of molesting 300 children and beating those who refused to have sex with him.
A French man could be executed by a firing squared in Indonesia after being accused of molesting more than 300 children and beating those who refused to have sex with him.
Police said they arrested pensioner Francois Abello Camille, 65, last month at a hotel in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, where they discovered two underaged girls in his room.
Camille faces death by firing squad or life in prison if convicted on the raft of charges – including accusations he filmed the illicit encounters – under Indonesia’s child protection laws.
Investigators say they found videos on Camille’s laptop computer that showed him performing illegal sex acts on hundreds of children aged between 10 and 17.
The pensioner had entered Indonesia on a tourist visa several times over the past five years, according to police.
‘He would approach children and lure them by offering them work as models,’ Jakarta police chief Nana Sudjana told reporters.
‘The ones who agreed to have sex with him would get paid between 250,000 and one million rupiah ($17-70).
‘Those who didn’t want to have sex would be beaten, slapped and kicked by the suspect,’ he added.
Video footage circulating online shows a handcuffed Camille with his head bowed as he is flanked by 10 Indonesian police officers during a press conference.
Police said they believed Camille had been molesting Indonesian children for years and that there may be more victims.
As many as 70,000 children are victims of sexual exploitation annually in Indonesia, according to global anti-trafficking network ECPAT International. – Daily Mail