French Pedophile Facing Death by Firing Squad in Indonesia 'for Abusing 300 Children'
Officers arrested Francois Abello Camille last month at a hotel in Jakarta
A French national, accused of sexually abusing 300 children, is facing death by firing squad if found guilty of the charges in an Indonesian court.
65-year-old Francois Abello Camille was arrested for allegedly molesting hundreds of kids and beating minors who refused to have sex with him.
Police said they arrested Camille at a hotel in Indonesia's capital Jakarta last month.
They reportedly discovered two underaged girls in his room during the bust.
Camille faces death by firing squad or life in prison if convicted on the raft of charges under Indonesia's child protection laws.
He's also accused of filming the illicit encounters and horrific acts of abuse.
Investigators say they found videos on Camille's laptop computer that showed him performing illegal sex acts on hundreds of children aged between 10 and 17, according to The Daily Mail.
Camille had entered Indonesia on a tourist visa several times over the past five years, according to police.
"He would approach children and lure them by offering them work as models," Jakarta police chief Nana Sudjana told reporters.
"The ones who agreed to have sex with him would get paid between 250,000 and one million rupiah ($17-70)."
"Those who didn't want to have sex would be beaten, slapped, and kicked by the suspect," he added.
Video footage circulating online shows a handcuffed Camille with his head bowed as he is flanked by 10 Indonesian police officers during a press conference.
Police said they believed Camille had been molesting Indonesian children for years and that there may be more victims.
As many as 70,000 children are victims of sexual exploitation annually in Indonesia, according to the global anti-trafficking network ECPAT International.
American fugitive Russ Medlin, wanted at home in connection with a $700 million cryptocurrency scam, was arrested in Jakarta last month on allegations he paid underage girls to have sex with him.