With my mind set that I was doing the right thing even without any actual evidence as such i set about contacting the relevant authorities.
How hard could that be I thought.
Especially when I searched and read that in the past few years quite a few western men had been coming to Nepal and preying on children. Apparently they all talked to each other on the dark web, to find the best and safest places to go to conduct their crimes. A few had been arrested and put in jail in Nepal ,though the sentences are pretty lenient compared to the western world. Getting a conviction is hard as the victims never want to talk is another issue.
I contacted every agency I could in Nepal and overseas, as I could not find just one in Nepal to contact, in fact any?. I waited over two weeks with basically not one reply, even contacting all the head police departments. I was so frustrated with it all, how could anyone report anything. Eventually I remembered that someone had said the guy spoke once in dutch many years ago. So maybe So after so much frustration and refusing to give up, I contacted the dutch embassy. They actually got back to me straight away and very concerned, though it took another two weeks before anything started to move on the official front. I had no photo of the guy and when I went to get one, he had left the village. I was upset and pissed off, we had run out of time.
Though with my description and information the specialist unit of the dutch police , sent me through a photo to identify and 1000% it was him.
I was sworn to secrecy and everything else so cant tell you too much. Appart from as I was leaving Nepal, I got information from some sources that it had been on the news back in Holland that a man had been arrested coming back from Nepal and now being charged child pornography and child abuse.
A day later I got another official private letter from the secret police ,thanking me again for my work, letting me know he had been arrested and now the hard part for them had begun which was identifying the victims and getting them the much needed support. I could not believe that no one before me would speak out, that still bugs me , big time.
I was ecstatic, to say the least, that he had been arrested, after I thought he had slipped through the net at one point and was devastated when that happened.
This is one nasty,evil fish, where I don't want to see catch and release practiced on.
If it was not for my life of fishing and travel. I would not have been there, I,m so grateful to everything fishing has brought me.
See you all next season.
Stu & Trigger