staying at a bail hostel under licence having served a sentence for paedophile
offences, has been found wandering freely about in Cambodia having been jailed
there too for sexually abusing young boys.
airport by Immigration Police and taken into custody after having a deportation order against him annulled..
for sexual favours.
two brothers aged 12 and 14 while he was teaching English. But he was released
when the children withdrew their statements.
child protection organisation ECPAT said:
“We are appalled by the inaction of
the UK Government who failed to negotiate a diplomatic arrangement to request
Cambodian authorities to deport Bower.
“Innocent children were abused because the UK was unable or
unwilling to seek the removal of Bower from Cambodia.
“Bower is a wanted and dangerous criminal in the UK, he now
should serve his sentence in Cambodia and face the full power of the British
courts when he returns.”
deported on completion of his sentence. But again he managed to slip the net. Last
year the Cambodian Appeal court oddly dropped the deportation order after an application from Bower’s Cambodian lawyer.
have been attempting to go to another South East Asian country, either Thailand
or Laos. The removal of the deportation order would have given him a choice.
But the papers he left prison with would have no longer been valid.
British police may be called to accompany him back home, where he still has to
be dealt with by the authorities for absconding.
at Derby Crown Court for abusing a 14-year-old boy and downloading and
downloading indecent pictures of children.
nine months and on his release in January 2006 it was conditional on his
staying at the Burdett Lodge Bail Hostel in Derby. But he disappeared the
said: ‘ Ian Paul Bower, a British national, has been arrested for not
possessing legal travel documents while living in Cambodia.”