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B.C. court hands convicted sex offender 'swirl face' jail time 0

Jeremy Nuttall

By Jeremy Nuttall, 24 hours Vancouver

Canadian Christopher Paul Neil (R) arrives at the Bangkok Criminal Court August 15, 2008. A Thai court sentenced Canadian "swirly face" paedophile Neil to 39 months in prison for abducting and molesting a 14-year-old boy and posting pornographic pictures on the Internet. Neil, who is in his early 30s, was caught after police computer experts in Germany unravelled his digitally scrambled face from images of child sex abuse on the Internet, prompting Interpol to issue a worldwide public appeal to identify him. (REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom)

Canadian Christopher Paul Neil (R) arrives at the Bangkok Criminal Court August 15, 2008. A Thai court sentenced Canadian "swirly face" paedophile Neil to 39 months in prison for abducting and molesting a 14-year-old boy and posting pornographic pictures on the Internet. Neil, who is in his early 30s, was caught after police computer experts in Germany unravelled his digitally scrambled face from images of child sex abuse on the Internet, prompting Interpol to issue a worldwide public appeal to identify him. (REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom)

A man convicted of abusing young boys in Thailand has been handed a three-month jail sentence in British Columbia for breach of recognizance.

Christopher Neil — known internationally as “swirl face” for digitally altering his identity using a swirl effect — was handed the sentence in B.C. Provincial Court in Richmond on Tuesday.

Neil was given 42 days credit for time served.

The 39-year-old was convicted of breaching conditions that he not have access to the Internet and is in custody awaiting his day in court on charges that allegedly occurred in Cambodia, including two counts of sexual touching and two counts of invitation to sexual touching.

 

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