September 2, 2003 ·
Clint Rex Betteridge, will face an extradition hearing on 26th September 2003. Betteridge was convicted in Absentia in Cambodia on child sex charges after he fled the country with a replacement passport. The Cambodian Government is seeking Betteridge’s return to Cambodia to serve the ten year sentence handed down by the Cambodian Court. Fellow Australian Bart Lauwaert, who was arrested with Betteridge, is serving a 20 year sentence in Cambodia for child sex crimes.
Regulations have recently beend passed which gives the Australian Government authority to consider a request by Cambodia for the extradition of a person convicted of child sex crimes.
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