Brit Accused Of Abusing Stepsons Arrested In Benidorm
A British man who fled the UK after reportedly being charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse against his two teenage stepsons.
The 37-year-old Brit, whose name has not been revealed, was arrested in the popular resort of Benidorm in the eastern Spanish province of Alicante.
According to local media, the British police informed the Spanish authorities that the suspect was believed to be hiding in the Costa Blanca.
The British national, who has a European arrest warrant against him, is accused of repeatedly abusing his two stepsons, aged 13 and 14 years old, in Bolton, Lancashire.
A Spanish police spokesman told Central European News (CEN) that the alleged abuse “happened in March 2018 although it is believed that the crimes started before, possibly in January”.
The 37-year-old man was finally tracked down and arrested in Benidorm, as seen in the police footage.
The police spokesman added: “It was not said whether he tried to escape or resist arrest.”
The British suspect reportedly fled the UK and changed his appearance while in Spain to make it harder for the authorities to find him.
Judicial authorities in Britain have charged him with 10 counts of sexual abuse against the two minors, according to reports.
The suspect will appear before a Spanish judge who will decide on the next course of action.