Elderly American arrested on pedophilia charges

Friday, 05 October 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 40 By  Theerarak Suthathiwong

An elderly American man was arrested for allegedly molesting a 13-year-old boy in a mall restroom.

Paul Alan Shapiro, 65, was apprehended at a Second Road shopping mall after a shopper told police the American had taken a young boy into the toilet.

Shapiro was captured in the middle of a lewd act with the boy, police said.

Officers said Shapiro confessed to the crime, saying he’d purchased the services of the boy for 300 baht at another mall just off Pattaya Beach.

He is being held on charges of molesting a minor child.

Paul Alan Shapiro tries to explain to undercover police what he was doing with the young boy in the mall bathroom. Paul Alan Shapiro tries to explain to undercover police what he was doing with the young boy in the mall bathroom.

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