March 22, 2021

NEPAL: Convicted Paedophile Peter Dalglish, Former Canadian UN Official Sentencing Reduced By A Year. He Held 2 Boys Ages 12 And 14 Captive As Child Sex Slaves.

Kathmandu Post, Nepal
written by Janakraj Sapkota
Friday January 24, 2020

Patan High Court has upheld Kavre District Court's sentencing of Peter John Dalglish on paedophilia charges but reduced his jail term from nine years to eight.

A joint bench of justices Ram Prasad Oli and Mina Gautam Sedai passed the order.

Canadian national Peter John Dalglish, 60, who had served as the country representative of the UN Habitat Afghanistan, was arrested on paedophilia charge from his residence in Mandan Deupur, Kavre, on April 7, 2018. Two boys, then aged 12 and 14, were rescued from his residence. One of the boys was the son of Dalglish’s domestic help.

He was sentenced to nine years in prison by Kavre District Court in July last year. The court had also ordered Dalglish to pay Rs 500,000 each to two boys he victimised.

Dalglish is a high-profile humanitarian, who served as country representative of UN Habitat-Afghanistan, and is also a recipient of the Order of Canada. He had founded Street Kids International to work for conflict victims and street children. In 2002, he had also worked in Nepal as Chief Technical Advisor under the UN Child Labour Programme.
My Republic, Nepal
written by Staff
April 9, 2018

KATHMANDU, April 8: Former UN-Habitat country representative for Afghanistan, Peter John Dalglish, has been arrested from Kavrepalanchowk district for his alleged involvement in pedophilia, a psychiatric disorder that leads to sexual attraction toward children.

The 60-year-old Canadian, who served as UN- Habitat country representative for Afghanistan from 2010 to 2014, was arrested by a team of the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) from the house of Chinkaji Maharjan at Mandan Deupur Municipality in Kavrepalanchowk district on Saturday morning.

CIB, which was closely monitoring his activities, arrested Dalglish with two boys aged 12 and 14 from his room at Maharjan’s house. The boys were immediately rescued while Dalglish was brought to Kathmandu for further investigation.

The CIB has filed a case of child sexual abuse (pedophilia) against him and initiated further investigation. Dalglish has been remanded to judicial custody for five days for further investigation by the Kathmandu District Court.

DIG Pushkar Karki, director of the CIB, said that preliminary investigation by CIB suggested that Dalglish might have sexually abused many children.
Sixty-year-old Peter John Dalglish, a Canadian, had served as UN- Habitat country representative for Afghanistan from 2010 to 2014.
In Nepal, Dalglish, as the founder of the Himalayan Community Foundation, a non-governmental humanitarian organization to help poor and deprived families with their children’s education, has been running various projects related to education and drinking water for the deprived communities in Kavrepalanchowk district for the last two years, according to CIB.

“Our preliminary investigation has found that he has been targeting children from poor financial backgrounds and sexually abusing them. By promising the family members that he would educate their children, take them abroad and also provide them jobs after they finish their education, he had been sexually abusing children. Given his age and his high profile in the humanitarian sector, he would easily win trust of the family members and later abuse their children,” DIG Karki elaborated. Apart from working in UN-Habitant as country representative, he has also worked in top positions of other UN bodies. After working in UN-Habitant for four years, Dalglish had joined the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response in Liberia in 2015 where he worked for a year. In 2016, Dalglish joined the World Health Organization (WHO) as a senior urban advisor to coordinate global efforts to stop the spread of the Ebola epidemic. He is also one of the founders of Street Kids International, a Canada-based non-governmental organization established in 1988.

Dalglish, who was born in Ontario, is a graduate from Stanford University, US.

“He had arrived in Nepal three months ago. After we got information about his sexual misconduct from security agencies in other countries, we had been closely following him and managed to arrest him,” DIG Karki said.

According to DIG Karki, Dalglish might have sexually abused children in Kathmandu as well as in Pokhara. “Not just that, he might have been involved in pedophilia in other countries as well where he served as UN official in the past. We are investigating into the matter,” DIG Karki said. As per the law, he may be jailed for eight to twelve years if convicted of the crime.

With his arrest, the number of pedophiles arrested in the last two years has reached seven. Six of the arrested individuals are foreigners, according to police. Among the arrested foreigners, four are above 60 years.
CTV News, Canada
written by Staff
Saturday January 5, 2019

An Ottawa man who volunteered at an orphanage in Nepal has been arrested and charged with possessing child pornography and luring a child.

Paul McCarthy was initially stopped by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers in mid-December when he returned to Canada from Nepal.

Police said that, at the time, CBSA officers found evidence of child pornography on the 62-year-old, as well as communications that allegedly showed him requesting sexual relations with children under 16.

On Jan. 4, McCarthy was pulled off a plane and arrested at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. Police said he was trying to leave the country for Panama.

Ottawa police said they searched McCarthy’s home on Friday and seized additional electronic devices allegedly containing more images of child pornography.

McCarthy has been charged with two counts of possession of child pornography, one count of luring a child under 18 and one count of importing child pornography.

Police said that, so far, investigators have identified five male Nepalese victims, all of whom are under the age of 16.

After his arrest on Friday, McCarthy was transported to Ottawa. On Saturday, he made his first court appearance while members of his family wept outside the courtroom.

In a press release, Ottawa police said they “are concerned that there could be further victims.”

“Additional charges are expected to be laid,” they added.

The investigation involved authorities in Canada and the United States, including the RCMP, Peel Regional Police, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Ottawa Police Service.
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