nabbed in guesthouse
HCM CITY — Police in HCM
City arrested an Austrian national yesterday on child sexual abuse charges at a
guesthouse in District 1’s Da Kao Ward.
Peter Mueller, 68, was
caught living with a 14-year-old schoolboy.
Mueller admitted that he had had sexual relations with the boy for two years. He
was also found to have molested other Vietnamese children, including street
According to a source from
the Ministry of Public Security, Mueller was an international criminal who has
been wanted worldwide by Interpol for child sexual abuse since October of this
year. Once he was tracked to Viet Nam, Vietnamese police co-operated with
Interpol to apprehend him.
In early 2003, Mueller was
prosecuted in Austria for child sexual abuse. He escaped to Viet Nam in July
2003 and has worked here as a foreign language teacher and joined in some social
activities. Further investigation is ongoing. — VNS