Former US policeman held in Thailand over rape



Former US policeman held in Thailand over rape Bangkok: Thai police said on Sunday they had detained a former US policeman who is due to be deported to the United States where he is wanted for people smuggling and raping a minor.

Gilbert Dubois, 55, from Orange County in California, was arrested in Bangkok yesterday, said police Colonel Voravat Amornvivat.

"His retirement visa has been revoked and he will be deported," Voravat told a news agency.

The United States coordinated with Thai police to seek the arrest of Dubois, who escaped a warrant back home for allegedly raping a minor and smuggling 13 Thai women out of Thailand to work illegally in 2005 and 2007.

PTI