PHUKET – A French chef wanted in France on a charge of raping a disabled person has been arrested in Thailand because his visa had expired, police reported on Thursday.
Police said Verdino Christopher Pierri, 28, arrived in Thailand in October 2012. He worked as a chef at an Italian restaurant in Bangkok before moving to Phuket where he married a Thai woman.
The suspect was arrested at his home on Wednesday. Police have confirmed that he is the same person wanted on a warrant in France.
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