Alleged Pedophile in Thailand: As Much Info as I can Find

As you probably know, CHRISTOPHER PAUL NEIL, or “CHRIS”, a Canadian guy from British Columbia, and ex-minister, was recently identified through a photo that he had tried to alter with a typical function in a photoshop type program. The algorithm was simple reversed and authorities were able to get this half-decent photo of him.

He was in Korea for 3 years before moving to Thailand.

I will list as much info as I can find about him since all of Thailand is on alert. I’m guessing he’ll take the suicide option, but who knows? Maybe he thinks his chances in jail are better?

His email:

Here is a link to his google cached myspace profile >

Here is as much info as I can grab from it since it will be offline shortly – he cancelled the account. Go figure.

His profile:
Been kicking around Asia for the past five years, teaching mainly and finding other forms of mischief. I like writing and am currently trying my hand at poetry…I may feel obliged to post some pieces here. All criticism is wanted and encouraged…I want to get better. I love teaching, can’t get enough of it really. Enjoy drama, musicals and when in Korea you’ll find me in the Norae Bang (Song room) on many occassions…can’t say I sound very good but it’s all fun.

A poem he wrote:
I’ve got to get out of myself
Free this slave, endure this trial no more
I am running as fast as I can
My only hope is to let this go
Be alone
Escape this entrapment
The circle is getting smaller
The tunnel narrower
Flexing on with a string
Tied amidst my waist
Holding on to a desperate feeling
Enslaved love
Forgotten reality
Bitter estrangement
Lonely entanglement…

Here is something he posted at Dave’s ESL cafe about one of his students…

I wonder if they treat Thais the same way. They told me Thais don’t need visas for 3 month stays. I am starting to think it is hopeless…

Thanks Yu Bum suk….

I have a student: Yu Suk Me…d …”
Here is the home page of the school he taught with in Korea > He taught 7th and 8th grade.

He posted on Dave’s ESL cafe as ‘Peter Jackson’. Here is a list of all his posts at DAVE’s

Here are his blogs:

October 20, 2005 – Thursday

Oh my DOG!!!

DOG darnit!!

Just had a feast of dog….and copious amounts of rice wine…

Apparently I misunderstood my driver when he invited me for some beers. “Sure!”, I said with conviction. The word dog didn’t register over the roar of the motorcycle engine.

So we sit down at the venue. I had treated my driver to beers the night before. He chose a rather expensive (by Vietnam standards) seafood joint and I had my fill of exquisite scallops and other assorted specimens of the sea. The beer was flowing also. It was all needed after a day of barely working…

So I guess he planned to repay me this fine evening. I wasn’t sure if he would be paying but I kind of guessed it since he invited. He stopped by to pick up some ricey, boozey concoction from a friend and we sped off.

The restaurant looked like any other. My supposed acute nose must have betrayed me this night; I had no idea of the delectible treats that awaited me. It was dog. If I didn’t believe my driver’s gapped-toothed smile, the cartoon drawing of pooches on the menu card sealed the deal. I was in for a treat..

At first I was appalled and a bit afraid. I had managed to live three years in Korea having never even come close to sinking my teeth into man’s best friend. I had always prided myself on my resolve. I did try to inisist that I couldn’t partake this evening….all in vain.

I swallowed my fear (and any other misgivings) and…

It didn’t taste bad. Almost like lamb…more kept on coming…dog of every variety.

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September 13, 2005 – Tuesday

Something silly…

Farang for breakfast, farang for tea

I long to be your coffee break

Yourmidnightsnack, your brief dessert

Could I be your evening meal

Or sit with you at half-past two?

I could be your ATM

Your boon companion

Your dear best friend

I could be penciled in at3:00

Or scheduled in just after tea

Just give me something, darling, dear

I’ll even take a Singha beer!

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I’ve got to get out of myself

Free this slave, endure this trial no more

I am running as fast as I can

My only hope is to let this go

Be alone

Escape this entrapment

The circle is getting smaller

The tunnel narrower

Flexing on with a string

Tied amidst my waist

Holding on to a desperate feeling

Enslaved love

Forgotten reality

Bitter estrangement

Lonely entanglement

But did I ever care before?

So why do I strive to now?

Forgetting myself but not for a good way

Leaving my thoughts abandoned to perish in the putrid sewer-stench sois

As they curve and wind their deceiving way through my scarcely beating heart

Offering up their riches clad in the cloak of perished decency

Cloning for me a mirror-imperfect image of what I try to pass off as love

And just as another distant heart slowly beats next to mine

Only thoughts of lack of self and lack of sense show me up one more time

To wallow in this banged-up room, bruising me slowly, blow by blow

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Stuff from my trip…

At the crossroads

Look at street sign love

And that way lust

Not knowing

Which one I was longing for

On the corner


The same lonely decrepit soul

As before

This time a conundrum

For there was one

Sporting the glasses

Soft voice politely urging

The others

Pretty as made-up cheery trees

Blossoming falsely on a sordid-sewer hot day

They beckon also

Theirs causing a slightly sharper warmth

Down in my nether land

But the bespectacled tall, thin anomaly

Uniquely led me

“Follow the spectacle path!”

I obliged

Leaving pure lust for another night

Should boredom set in.

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September 12, 2005 – Monday

In Laos…

I’m in Laos right now….will be taking the “Beer Bus” from hell on Thursday. It’s only $5 US to the border, then it’s some cowboy style ride the the Nam side. Should be fun…thought i’d post some stuff I’ve written in the past few weeks…

Jen…how’s the battle going? Actually I’ve jumped on that wagon if you’re still aboard….Day 2 for me after a few untoward adventures with Beer Lao. That stuff must truly be the worst swill on the planet!!

Spending far beyond my means as always and I’ve met someone…still working that one out. New territory for me and it may be heading toward the “L” word…..(no Jen, not THAT word). Kinda scary cause I didn’t come for this…

I’ll post a few pictures here. Feel free to have a gander..and check out the blogs below…


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August 16, 2005 – Tuesday



I remember envelopes bursting with money
children bursting with laughter
and bellies bursting with liquor

I can name Curtis and Justin and Brian
And a frizzled haired Egyptian named Mary
OB Lager by the keg-full, stumbling home

I can see trees and mountains on good days
Smell the street scents, so tempting yet revolting
Upchuck by the bucketful, friendly Seoul

I watch the sky at night from a rickety old rooftop paradise, a parody
Lying there, bottles tumbling, beer spilling, Ajumma in a night gown swearing
All this for a moment of time the perfect white god conquest, I am free

But I watched Fate smile and nod her ugly head as my rooftop makeshift throne
came crashing down upon me with a chuckle
A hacking, heel-wearing vixen cackling as my legs bucked below me

Now time collided with my heels, stopping, forcing me to lie
Upon some other foreign shore alone except a nameless, faceless whore
Who shared my sand, my life, my shame, enroute to die

I shared this spot before with Wilma, so we called her, the sand-formed beauty
My friend created so gingerly and God, did she look pretty
But my eyes fixed elsewhere, upon the shirtless urchin who for 10 baht sold his life

And dear friend whiskey was always there to greet me
To lead me alone along a guarded path, past Wilma’s sweet embrace and there, at last
I swam up to my thighs, heading home, to some familiar place, now way past saving face

Yet I wondered, Heineken in hand, had God created this loathsome beach
And all the trench dwellers who stake their claim so happily upon its sand?
Then the urchin’s smile, alone in my mind, showed a pity and a love, divine.

Here is an article where his family urges him to surrender:

Family urges B.C. man to surrender in international pedophile case

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 16, 2007 | 2:15 PM ET
CBC News
The brother of the lead suspect in an international pedophile investigation says his B.C.-based family is “in shock” and hopes the former seminary student will surrender to police.

Interpol released this photograph of Christopher Paul Neil, which was taken at the Bangkok International Airport last Thursday.
(Interpol/Thai immigration authorities/Associated Press) International police believe they are closing in on Christopher Paul Neil, 32, formerly of Maple Ridge, B.C., who was working as an English teacher in South Korea.

They allege he is the man that police have been seeking worldwide for three years, since photos first surfaced on the internet showing a man with his face disguised by a digital swirl  sexually abusing underage Asian boys. Some of those photos were released to the public last week.

Matthew Neil, 30, the suspect’s younger brother, said the family found out about the accusations last week after the RCMP contacted them to identify photos.

“My mother is devastated and the family is in shock,” Matthew Neil said from the family home in Maple Ridge. “We’re co-operating with RCMP and Interpol. We’re hoping this comes to a quick close.”

Matthew Neil said his brother likely knows he will be extradited to Canada and he hopes his brother will surrender. He said his brother has worked overseas as a teacher for about five years, but the family has had no contact with him since he left for South Korea in August.

Not recommended for priesthood
Christopher Neil attended Christ the King Seminary in Mission, B.C., said Rev. Nicholas Ruh, the school’s rector. But he said Neil was not recommended for the priesthood, and he instead chose to go into teaching.

“He just did not have the qualifications as a person,” said Ruh, who said he could not confirm when Neil attended the school, but estimated it was more than five years ago.

‘He seemed a little awkward, but certainly not reclusive. He did make a lot of friends when he was here, and he remained a constant part of our social circle.’
Amy Bowler, who met Neil through a website used by English teachers in South KoreaAmy Bowler, who met Neil through a website used by her and other English teachers in South Korea, told CBC News she believed Neil was teaching at a public middle school or high school near the city of Yongin.

When the photographs were released by police, several of his friends in South Korea contacted Interpol, said Bowler, but she believed Neil was not actually the man police were seeking, only someone who looks like the suspect.

Interpol investigation leads to Thailand
Ron Noble, Interpol’s secretary general, confirmed Tuesday that police believe Neil is the man in the photographs, which were unscrambled by police computer experts in Germany. They recreated the man’s image, then released four photos last week.

This photo, which was posted on the internet, was one of a number that had been digitally swirled to hide the identity of a man shown sexually assaulting young boys.

Interpol alleges that the man was pictured in Vietnam and Cambodia sexually abusing 12 young boys, ranging in age from six to their early teens, in about 200 photos posted on the internet.

Security cameras showed Neil arriving last Thursday afternoon at the Bangkok International Airport on a flight from Seoul and he is believed to still be there, Thai police said.

“I have no doubt that he left Korea when he saw himself on the internet,” said Mick Moran, the Interpol agent in charge of the case.

Moran, who arrived in Bangkok over the weekend to co-ordinate the search, appealed to the suspect to surrender “to have the matter sorted out in a reasonable and adult manner.”

In neighbouring Vietnam and Cambodia, all officers at international border crossings are on the lookout for the suspect.

“I know the Thai authorities, that all the countries in this region ” Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand ” I know they have all been alerted, they’re all on alert and they all have border controls in place in an effort to spot the movements of this man,” said Moran in Bangkok.

No official arrest warrant has been issued for the man, Moran told CBC News, adding that the agency is working with several countries ” including Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Canada. “For the moment, we simply wish to speak to him,” he said.

Det. Sgt. Kim Scanlan of the Toronto police child exploitation unit said Neil will be extradited to Canada once he’s arrested.

“The paperwork has been put in place for that to happen,” Scanlan said. “We have travel and sex offender offences so he’ll be prosecuted in Canada.”

Photos got ‘extraordinary’ response: Interpol
The photos released by police show a Caucasian man with short brown hair. In one photo, he is wearing glasses.

Police computer experts in Germany unscrambled the photo and recreated the image of the man, which Interpol alleges is Christopher Paul Neil, formerly of Maple Ridge, B.C.
The rare global appeal to try to find a suspected pedophile netted more than 350 tips from around the world, Interpol’s secretary general said.

Five of those tips identified the suspect as Neil, Noble said.

He called it “extraordinary” that within a week, the international police agency went from releasing unscrambled photos of an unidentified suspect to releasing his believed name and nationality.

He said prosecuting the suspect would be complex.

Another article:

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodian police said on Tuesday a suspected serial pedophile being hunted by Interpol across Asia was a Canadian national called Christopher Paul Neil, born in 1975.

Keo Vanthan, deputy director of Interpol offices in the impoverished Southeast Asian nation, said Neil had visited Cambodia before leaving for Vietnam, but had no further details.

“We have issued an alert to all our international borders,” Keo Vanthan told Reuters, although he added that Cambodia did not yet have enough evidence against Neil to issue an arrest warrant.

Interpol said on Monday the suspect, code-named “Vico”, was believed to have fled to Thailand last week from South Korea where he had been teaching English.

Investigators have been trying for three years to track down the man after German police discovered the first of 200 photographs on the Internet in which he was shown abusing 12 young boys in Vietnam and Cambodia.

His face was disguised with a swirly digital pattern, but experts at Germany’s BKA federal crime office managed to unscramble it.

The cleaned-up images, showing a white man with receding black hair, were posted on Interpol’s Web site a week ago.

On Monday, the police organization released an image of the suspect taken by security cameras at Bangkok airport last Thursday after he flew in from Seoul. He looks significantly older and balder.

Here is a link for a page with LOTS of information on this guy >

Author: Vern

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