Pedophile May Lose Right To Work
LICENCES allowing accused pedophile Christopher Ronald White
to work as a security guard and private investigator in Western
Australia may be revoked following his arrest in Thailand.
WA Police confirmed today that Mr White – a state police officer
until 15 years ago – was officially registered in the state as a
crowd controller, security guard and investigator.
He is being held in jail in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai,
after being arrested earlier this week over allegations he kept a
13-year-old girl as a sex slave for three years.
A two-pronged investigation by Thai police and the Australian Federal
Police (AFP) uncovered claims Mr White had persuaded the girl's
parents to let her stay with him after promising to educate her.
He then allegedly used her as a sex slave and made pornographic
films featuring the pair and other girls, which were sent to Australia.
The AFP and Australian Customs are also conducting inquiries after
pedophilic DVD recordings mailed to Australia were intercepted en
route to Perth.
The AFP investigation is ongoing but the WA Police Commercial Agents
Unit today revealed it was considering withdrawing the three
security-related licences held by Mr White.
Acting Sergeant Steve Fazio said Mr White was officially
registered as a crowd controller, security guard and an
investigator employed by a Perth-based firm he would not name.
"Once we get the full amount of information, which we're
in the process of doing, a report will be compiled and
handed over to our licensing clerk with indications of
having those three licences revoked," Sgt Fazio said on ABC Radio.
Before leaving the police in 1990, Mr White had been a
senior constable, who had spent the latter years of his
career in charge of the one-man Dwellingup police station,
about 100 km south-east of Perth.
A WA Police officer for 12 years, he resigned in November
1990, shortly before an internal disciplinary hearing was
to hear accusations he had sold confidential police information.
Mr White was cleared by that investigation.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Burswood Casino in Perth refused
to comment on reports Mr White was involved in attempts to
recover millions of dollars owed to the casino by a Thai woman.
Police sources in Thailand said the 58-year-old tour operator
was allegedly paying outstanding gaming debts by Asian gamblers with cheques that bounced.
The Burswood casino was owed $3.8 million, and Mr White was
linked to its unsuccessful efforts to reclaim the monies
from the unnamed woman, the sources said.