Oepen was convicted last year of raping his stepdaughter starting when she was 12 and ending when she was 17. He somehow managed to flee Belgium and arrived in Thailand on a tourist visa in April last year. Thai immigration officials then granted him a student visa allowing him to stay legally in the kingdom until Feb. 9.
He was expected to be deported back to Belgium to begin his prison sentence.
Patrick Frederic Dany Oepen has been arrested for rape and will be deported back to Belgium.