Paedophile suspect returned to Belgium
6 January 2006 ,
6 January 2006
BRUSSELS - Suspected Belgian paedophile Jean Felipe Ferier has been returned to the country from the US after he was captured on a train bound from New York to Montreal.
Ferier fled his country just before he was to be sentenced on drug and child molestation charges.
He entered the US at John F. Kennedy International Airport after fleeing Belgium last November, the day before his sentencing.
In his absence, Belgian authorities sentenced Ferier to six years in prison and issued an arrest warrant.
Belgian police suspected Ferier would head for the US and they alerted US Customs and Border Protection officials.
Ferier arrived in the US the day before the warrant was issued and had made contact with a former victim.
The former victim, an exchange student, was with Ferier at the time of his arrest at a train station in Westport, 244 miles north of New York City.
Authorities declined to say whether the victim, whose identity was withheld, had gone willingly with Ferier.
Ferier was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in Buffalo, New York state.
[Copyright Expatica News 2006]
Subject: Belgian news