BANGKOK – David Fletcher a British Sex offender who ran a children’s “charity” from a rubbish dump in Cambodia is being forced to return to the country to serve ten years in jail for rape.
David Fletcher, 67, from Saffron Walden, Essex, is to be extradited from Thailand where he has spent the past three years on the run.
The pervert was originally sentenced in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh in 2011 after being convicted of twice raping a 17-year-old girl. Sentence was passed in his absence.
Before the sex attacks he had plotted to marry his victim by paying £100 to her poverty-stricken mum. Fletcher fled to Thailand to avoid prosecution in 2010 but was arrested.
A Thai court ordered his extradition to Cambodia a year later but he appealed the decision. But an Appeal Court judge in Bangkok has now ruled Fletcher can be returned to serve his sentence as it does not breach his human rights.
Fletcher, once jailed in Britain for 18 months for having sex with a 15-year-old girl and filming the crime, ran a “charity” in Cambodia called the Rubbish Dump Project.
But he used it to groom children for sex, according to charity Action Pour Les Enfants.