American ‘sex tourist’ arrested in Kolkata

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KOLKATA, India – An American tourist in his 50s has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a teenaged boy at a posh Kolkata hotel, police said on Saturday.

The man was taken into custody on Friday by personnel of the Bidhannagar police commissionerate after a complaint was lodged by the general manager of the five-star hotel.

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The hotel staff became suspicious when the tourist entered his room with the 14-year-old boy.

They later questioned the boy, who admitted that the tourist forced him to commit sexual acts and later given him money.

The man had befriended the boy through a social networking website, a police officer said.