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Last Updated: Monday, 19 March 2007, 14:29 GMT
Pair face Thai child sex charges
Maurice John Praill (left) and Stephen James Ellison
The pair were arrested in Thailand's eastern resort town of Pattaya
Two Britons have been charged with sex offences against minors in Thailand.

Stephen James Ellison, 54, was charged with raping a girl under the age of 15, Thai police told Reuters.

Maurice John Praill, 76, was charged with attempting to rape a girl, aged under 15. Both men also face charges of sexual molestation against minors.

The pair, said to be from London, were arrested with a US citizen and a Finnish national in the southern beach resort of Pattaya.

Col Jaruwat Waisaya said the Britons had pornographic photos and recorded material of their assaults on their victims.

Glenn Richard Allen, 60, from Seattle, and Ilkka Ylikolola, 63, from Finland, were charged with sexual molestation.




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