Sick pedophile jailed in US for having underage sex in Thailand

A Los Angeles man has been given a 10-year jail sentence after he was found guilty of having sex with underage children in Thailand.

Paul Alan Shapiro, 71, plead guilty to two child exploitation offenses, including engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places and traveling in foreign commerce for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct as part of a plea deal that along with 10 years behind bars includes 20 years of supervised release following his prison sentence and the payment of $20,000 (639,000 baht) in total to two of his victims, both Thai.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Shapiro traveled from Los Angeles to Thailand on numerous occasions over the past 20 years and engaged in sexual acts with male boys under the age of 16 on multiple occasions. On at least two occasions in September 2012, Shapiro paid minors as young as 13 years old small amounts of Thai baht in order to engage in various sex acts with them. Proving is sickness even further, Shapiro photographed himself engaging in sexually explicit conduct with the boys.

Shaprio had previously spent three years in a Thai prison for the same offenses.