Warrant issued for man with ties to Vancouver
A man, with ties to Vancouver, is being sought by Thai police for allegedly having sex with a boy, two weeks after a Maple Ridge man was arrested in Thailand for similar crimes.
Orville Frank Mader, 54, is accused of sexually assaulting an eight-year-old boy who was kidnapped from a shopping centre and sold for sex.
Mader is originally from Kitchener, Ont., but family members say they believe he may have been living in Vancouver.
The website for the Pattaya City News said an arrest warrant has been issued for Mader and that the Canadian Embassy is involved in finding him. It said that Mader stayed at Ben Mansions, the same hotel as Christopher Paul Neil, and that Mader allegedly paid the equivalent of about $15 to have sex with the boy.
Two weeks ago Christopher Paul Neil, a Maple Ridge native teaching English in Korea, was arrested in Thailand for detaining and sexually abusing boys after a widely publicized international police hunt.
Thai police have not said if there is a connection between Mader and Neil.
Pattaya is a city of about 100,000 people, 65 kilometres southeast of Bangkok. It is known for its sex industry, which is popular with tourists.
A 24-year-old Thai man has been arrested for kidnapping the boy on Oct. 18.