Norwegian arrested on child porn charges

An elderly Norwegian was arrested yesterday at his Pattaya residence for downloading child pornography.

City cops along with representatives from the Norwegian embassy arrested 87-year-old Hakon Stien after the authorities said he was detected mass-downloading child porn from websites including Bittorrent at his computer’s IP address. 

A mobile phone, computer and external hard disk along with flash drives and SD cards were seized as evidence.

Stien was charged with possession of child pornography. The maximum penalty is five years in jail and a THB100,000 fine.