Hungarian police arrest American sought on child porn charges

22:04, April 14, 2010      

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Hungarian police have arrested an American man sought for the alleged possession and distribution of child pornography, local media reported Wednesday.

John D. Clark III, age 56, had been sought by the FBI and Interpol for allegedly possessing child pornography and distributing the images on the internet, said Police Major Jozsef Nahalko.

Clark, Nahalko said, apparently had been living in Hungary and working as an English teacher for at least a year before his arrest.

Nahalko said that Clark, who was arrested Tuesday, had worked in a Budapest school where his students spotted his photo on an FBI website. They did not report their finding immediately, giving Clark the chance to learn that he had been recognized and disappear, Nahalko said.

Police arrested Clark after getting a tip concerning his location from one of his neighbors.

Hungarian police have notified the FBI and turned Clark over to Interpol for extradition to the U.S.

Source: Xinhua


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