Canadian aid worker charged with child sexual abuse in Nepal
Peter Dalglish, a high-profile Canadian humanitarian worker with connections to Halifax, has been arrested in Nepal in connection with a child sex investigation. (File photo)
KATHMANDU, Nepal -- An official in Nepal says a prominent Canadian aid worker has been arrested at his mountain villa and charged with sexually abusing children.
Central Investigation Bureau chief Pushkar Karki said Peter Dalglish was arrested at his home in April with two underage Nepalese boys after weeks of investigation. His case is being heard in Kavre, a town near Kathmandu. He faces up to 13 years in prison if convicted.
Dalglish has worked for decades for a number of humanitarian agencies, much of the time focusing on working children and street children.
Officials said Dalglish lured children from poor families with promises of education and trips, and then sexually abused them.
Dalgish was born in London, Ontario.