5 Jun 2008

Paedophile suspect flown from Tahiti to Paris

10:54 am on 5 June 2008

It has been revealed in French Polynesia that two weeks ago French police detained an unnamed person for alleged paedophile activity in the 1980's.

The news agency AFP says the suspect has been flown to France as part of a probe of widespread abuse on board a ship that was used as a school.

About 30 people have come forward to allege sexual abuse when they were minors aboard the ship between 1979 and 1992.

The former captain of the ship and main suspect, Leonid Kameneff, was extradited from Venezuela last month.