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British paedophile lied about identity to continue teaching children in Thailand

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  1. Stamp

    Stamp Thread Starter Administrator Staff Member

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    Convicted child abuser Alan Smith returned to teaching Thai kids after being deported in 2008 when it emerged he had changed his name to get the job

    BY NICK PARKER AND ANDREW DRUMMOND

    6th November 2016, 11:05 pm

    A BRIT paedophile teacher booted out of Thailand returned by changing his name twice and getting two new passports.

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    Alan Smith, 62, was deported in 2008 after The Sun revealed he lied to get a job teaching kids aged ten to 15.

    But another Sun investigation has revealed he has been flying back to lurk among children again.

    Smith, from Blackburn, has changed his name twice by deed poll and got new passports in the names Allan Howson-Burton and Alan Trevor Stewart.

    He has landed a string of Thai teaching posts, even posing for a picture holding a schoolgirl in his arms and another grinning among kids at the back of a class.

    The ex-Butlin’s redcoat was jailed for six months in 2005 and placed on the sex offenders’ register for a sex attack on a girl of 14.

    He resurfaced working as a teacher in a Buddhist monastery school in Thailand in 2007.

    He was deported after The Sun revealed he used fake references to get a job at a school outside Bangkok.

    He said he was legally able to obtain two passports using assumed names by having a solicitor change his name then submitting deed poll forms with his old passport.

    The differently numbered passports enabled him to re-enter Thailand. He was arrested for outstaying his visa in December last year before being kicked out in April.

    Read the full article here: British paedophile lied about identity with two new passports to continue teaching in Thailand
     
  2. sirchai

    sirchai Well-Known Member

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    He has landed a string of Thai teaching posts, even posing for a picture holding a schoolgirl in his arms and another grinning among kids at the back of a class.

    Actually, I wanted to go out for lunch now but I'm not hungry anymore after looking at the nasty photo of this prick holding the student in such an inappropriate way that I haven't got the words to express my feelings now.

    Holding a student in his dirty arms...it makes me sick. Bye.
     
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  3. Gor Blimey Guvnur!

    Gor Blimey Guvnur! What the duck ! Staff Member

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    I suppose there's a problem with the law.....so a registered sex offender still has his right to chnage his name by deed poll in the UK. Bit of legal logic would be better served in removing this right for sex offenders, as it's pretty bloody obvious why they want to change their name.

    I suppose though we could ban all British people from teaching in LOS as this is where all the kiddy fiddlers come from. Danged i'm out of a job.
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  4. sirchai

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    I still feel a sort of guilty that I didn't do more about four years ago. I'd just started at my former school a few months before and worked together with a guy from India. He was from Sikkhim ( somewhere in the north) where you can find many people who look like Caucasians/ Europeans.

    He seemed to be a decent guy who taught grade six, always played guitar and he was liked by colleagues and students. But...............

    One afternoon I found our headteacher almost in tears and totally upset and when she told me to write a letter of immediate dismissal for him she told me the whole story that was quite shocking.

    A Thai teacher caught him coming out of a toilet followed by a grade 6 student, the school year had just started and she told me that something similar had happened about a year before. ( when she just started in grade five) It wasn't that obvious so the director decided that it was part of the usual gossip and all forgot about it. Nobody checked on his behavior and he must have molested the girl at least one year.

    My Asian colleague said that he'd eat too many chilies and that must have been the reason, acting like it wasn't "that bad" what he did to the girl. They were good friends and I started to hate him for that.

    The Indian guy even had the balls to come back after only two days to ask the teacher who made all the documents for foreigners if he couldn't be a volunteer, at least on paper, to be able to apply for a visa.

    She already started to type a letter when I told her that the man should be behind bars and if she'd do so, she'd also be involved helping a criminal. The girl was a Facebook friend of my son and I could find out very nasty details about this prick. ( excuse my language, please)

    Unfortunately, nobody informed the cops, nobody told the parents what the freak had done to their daughter and only a few weeks later he opened up an orphanage for teenagers in Ubon Ratchathani.

    At this time I tutored the Tourist Police in Ubon R. a couple of hours per week and finally did what had to be done. I wanted to see the guy behind bars and deported, but the TP wasn't interested? The guy in charge at this time who's known as a real rip off knew that there's nothing in for him and I couldn't just go to the family and tell them what happened to their daughter because the school covered all up.

    I started to think about other ways and really found a guy willing to solve the problem for 15 K. A missing body part that men need to reproduce was really a topic that was discussed, two other foreigners agreed that something had to be done.

    But life can be pretty bitchy from time to time when I almost got killed in a car accident where a speeding and red light doing kathoey hit me in my pickup truck with high speed at 6 am in the morning on my way to work.

    The accident happened one day before the meeting with a guy from Cambodia who already had a few baht for his expenses.

    And all witnesses said that he must have been on drugs and drunk, but I was unconscious, an ambulance brought me to the Sisaket hospital where I'd only spent 6 hours without any X-rays or other checks made.

    Serious injuries at my spine, three broken ribs, and various wounds almost made me to a cripple in a wheelchair.

    I was in pain for a long time and it took three hospitals to find out how serious my spine injuries were. I couldn't go to school for six weeks, but good luck was that the midterm break was short after the big bang.

    I hope that his Karma got him and I try not to think about it anymore. But we shouldn't look away when we see something similar.
     
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  5. Hey_ewe

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    There would be far fewer of these horrific predators in Thailand, if schools, immigration, labour office and Khrusapa all demanded an original police check from potential teachers. A check from the teachers home country and Thailand is a completely reasonable request. The threat of being exposed would send them scurrying away. A few high profile deportations would send a message out. It’s not even like this is loophole to be exploited, they just don’t bother. My school hired the same suspected paedophile on two separate occasions. It’s beyond negligence.

    As for so many British Paedophiles seem to crop up? I think this is because Brits make up a large proportion of teachers and the fact British Police have become a lot more efficient at dealing with sexual offences over the last 20 years or so, internet child porn, historical offences etc.
     
  6. DavidUSA

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    Today I was riding in a taxi in eastern China, thinking about Thailand. I was thinking about how my wife crossed the street with her best friend in Khon Kaen one day, a few years ago. Her friend had a little dog. Small, white dog, very cute. Lots of traffic, two-way street, they crossed half way and the little dog was with them, they did not pick it up. They just let it cross. Cars going by in front and in back of them. I was watching from the other side. Angry, I yelled. They both smiled. I won't say it, but maybe you can guess. Common sense sometimes seems to have been ________. Not only common sense.

    If one of us gets a whiff that a fellow teacher is doing that stuff and it is beyond doubt, then drop the hammer right on them, no matter what, no matter anything. Some Thai's are so open and so unwilling to talk about anything bad that they let stuff go, and they sometimes don't seem to have an eye towards consequences. Or if they do, it is strangely jacked-up, screwed-up, etc. That is were we and an Embassy in Bangkok can offer assistance.
     
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    As soon as saw the guy on school grounds I immediately informed a senior Thai colleague, who was someone I knew would understand the seriousness of the situation and he was let go a few weeks later. He should have been marched off the premises there and then imho. The guy in question is someone who would ring alarm bells with most sensible people but many paedophiles don’t fit into the stereotype of a child molester. Aside from the trauma for any victim resulting from any kind of abuse, it would also result in all foreign teachers being tarred with the same brush.

    I’m not advocating a witch hunt, just sensible precautions.
     
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    Nope, that's in no way a witch hunt. It's protecting children which is part of our responsibilities, not just as teachers. As human beings. Thanks for doing so, too many people look away. :thumbs up

    P.S. I can't look at the photo anymore, it just makes me angry and sad. One can only imagine where his one arm/hand is. Oh god.
     
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    My God, did I write this? Mr. Heineken strikes again. I have the correct the mistakes in the writing!

    Today I was riding in a taxi in eastern China, thinking about Thailand. I was thinking about how my wife crossed the street with her best friend in Khon Kaen one day, a few years ago. Her friend had a little dog. Small, white dog, very cute. Lots of traffic, two-way street, they crossed halfway, and the little dog was with them. But they did not pick it up! They just let it cross. Cars going by in front and in back of them. I was watching from the other side. Angry, I yelled. They both smiled. I won't say it, but maybe you can guess. Common sense sometimes seems to have been ________. Not only common sense.

    If one of us gets a whiff that a fellow teacher is doing that stuff and it is beyond doubt, then drop the hammer right on them, no matter what, no matter anything. Some Thai people are so open and so unwilling to talk about anything bad that they let stuff go, and they sometimes don't seem to have an eye towards consequences. Or if they do, it is strangely jacked-up, screwed-up, etc. That is where we and an Embassy in Bangkok can offer assistance.
     
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  10. DavidUSA

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    "What happened to Ralph? Did he go back to his hometown?"

    "I dunno. Haven't seen the fella."
     

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