Accused Norwegian pedophile arrested in Pattaya

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A 70-year-old Norwegian fugitive on the run from pedophilia charges was captured hiding out in Pattaya.

Svein Eirik Michelsen was captured Jan. 27 after being spotted on Walking Street. He is wanted on international fugitive lists for molesting underage girls and possession of child pornography.

Immigration police said Michelsen was a frequent visitor to Thailand, entering the country on Aug. 4 on a 30-day visa waiver stamp in his passport. He applied for a retirement visa at Chonburi Immigration and was approved Aug. 22.

He was then given permission to stay until November this year before immigration officers found out he was on an international alert list.

Svein Eirik Michelsen was captured after being spotted on Walking Street.Svein Eirik Michelsen was captured after being spotted on Walking Street.