A local court in Sydney Friday slapped a 15 month imprisonment to an Australian national who was convicted of child sex offences committed in Nepal in 2007.
Issuing a press statement today, the Australian embassy in Kathmandu said, the Australian government condemns in the strongest possible terms the vile crime of child sexual exploitation and takes all child sex allegations very seriously.
“The government strongly supports the work of Australian law enforcement agencies and their counterparts overseas to eradicate sexual exploitation of children,” the statement said, “The case involved significant cooperation between the Australian Federal Police and their counterparts in Nepal.”
It further mentioned, it is a crime for Australian citizens to engage in sexual activity with children under 16, including while overseas adding, “These offences have provisions applying an extended geographical jurisdiction that enables committed overseas to be investigated and prosecuted in Australia.”
Assuring active monitoring, the embassy committed in its statement that the government actively monitors and prosecutes child sex tourists and will actively exercise all available options the sexual abuse of children anywhere at any time. nepalnews.com