Convicted sexual offender caught in Cambodia

Ljubljana – A Slovenian citizen convicted of child sexual abuse and production and possession of pornographic material, who has been on the run for years, was caught and arrested in Cambodia last weekend and deported to Slovenia, police said on its Facebook profile.

Jani Kokot was found guilty by the Nova Gorica court of sexually assaulting a person under 15 years multiple times between 2008 and 2021 while also producing pornographic photos and videos, according to Primorske Novice.

He was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison, a ruling that was upheld by the Higher Court in Koper and thus became final in mid-December 2016.

He was supposed to start serving his 46-month sentence in early 2017 but disappeared without a trace in the spring of 2017.