Sex tourist to undergo psychiatric assessment

An undated handout photo of an unidentified man, who was later ID’d as Christopher Neil following...

An undated handout photo of an unidentified man, who was later ID’d as Christopher Neil following digital enhancement by Interpol, October 7, 2007. (REUTERS/Interpol/Handout)

Michael Mui, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:25 AM ET

VANCOUVER -- The provincial Crown wants a psychiatric assessment for convicted sex tourist Christopher Neil before his sentencing for allegedly having child pornography on his computer.

Neil, 37, is known internationally as “Swirly Face” due to how he digitally distorted his image online in 2007.

Computer experts were able to uncover his image and he was eventually caught in Thailand, where he spent five years in prison for sexually assaulting a boy.

He was earlier released by B.C. provincial court under a section of the Criminal Code that allows the courts to impose conditions on people deemed a possible risk.


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