Convicted ‘pretty boy’ sex offender captured northeastern Taiwan’s Yilan County after fleeing 300km
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A convicted sex offender, who preys on teen girls by disguising himself to look like an effeminate Kpop idol, was captured today in northeast Taiwan after breaking his ankle monitor and fleeing 300 kilometers on Thursday (Jan. 10).
25-year-old Pan Chun-hao (潘俊皓), who had been under a strict curfew since being convicted of the statutory rape of a minor, on Thursday broke his ankle monitor and fled his residence in eastern Taitung County. Today, Pan was arrested after the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) placed a warrant for his arrest and released his full name and appearance, including hexagonal star on his left forearm.
Early last year, Pan was sentenced to six months imprisonment for having sexual intercourse with a minor under the age of 14. Due a prior record of other criminal acts such as theft and intimidation, when was released on parole on June 26 of last year, he was placed under a curfew which only allowed him to leave his home from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, and required him to wear an ankle monitor at all times.
However, at 4 p.m. on Thursday, the Taitung Prosecutor’s Office found that his ankle monitor was functioning abnormally. When police tried to track down the location of the device, they finally discovered that it had been destroyed and discarded near Dafu Railway Station in Hualien County’s Fenglin Township, reported ETtoday. [FULL STORY]