More victims feared as Ottawa man charged following trip to Nepal

Brad Hunter


Investigators fear that a suspected child sex tourist escorted off a jet at Pearson International Airport may have more victims.

Paul McCarthy, 62, was arrested Friday on a flight destined for Panama City.

McCarthy — from the Ottawa area — faces child pornography charges and allegations he sexually assaulted children in Nepal.

And there are fears there could be many more victims because he has a long history of travelling to Third World outposts.

“He’s been travelling for many, many years,” Sgt. Maureen T. Bryden, of the Internet Child Exploitation, told Postmedia.
Police fear there may be more alleged victims of Paul McCarthy.

McCarthy had previously been stopped by the Canada Border Services Agency in mid-December as he returned to Canada following a volunteer mission to an orphanage in Nepal.

Cops say officers found evidence of child pornography and conversations in which McCarthy asked to have sexual relations with children under the age of 16.

The Ottawa Police Internet Child Exploitation Unit investigated and confirmed the images met the Criminal Code definition of child pornography, authorities allege.

Police say the investigation led to the identification of five victims: All Nepalese boys under age 16.

He has been charged with two counts of possessing child pornography, one count of luring a child under 18 and one count of importing child pornography.

A search warrant was also executed at his Ottawa home, where more electronic devices with images of child pornography were seized, a police media release said.

McCarthy is due in court Tuesday for a bail hearing.


Originally published on on 7 January 2019

Published on Lokantar on 8 January 2019