4 Jan 2008

French police deport Australian citizen

3:30 pm on 4 January 2008

The French police in New Caledonia have deported an Australian citizen with a paedophile history who was on board the Sydney based cruise liner Pacific Dawn.

The 43-year-old was arrested during a stopover in Noumea after police received information from their Australian federal counterparts, that the individual was a high risk repeat offender, and had served 18-months jail in New South Wales in 2004.

At that time he was found guilty of disseminating paedophile pictures and indecent assault on minors

The Pacific Dawn transports some two thousand passengers, including some two hundred children.