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When Switzerland allowed fugitive child predators into the country

A couple convicted of child sex abuse in India managed to flee to Switzerland while on bail. Two decades after their arrest, cross-border legal complexities could help them escape justice once again.

It‘s a week before the first Christmas of the new millennium, but Mumbai-based child welfare activist Sangeeta Punekar is not feeling the Christmas cheer. A few days earlier, a former street urchin-turned- taxi driver had approached her and told her that a foreign couple was roaming suspiciously around the city. He had seen objectionable material on their laptop.

“He asked us to do something about it. He also told us where they were staying as he had dropped them off at their hotel once,” Punekar told SWI swissinfo.ch.

She spent the next few days trailing them, and her worst suspicions were confirmed. The couple was luring street children to their fancy hotel in the suburbs. Punekar approached the commissioner of police with the information but says she was brushed off.

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