United Nations adviser and founder of the Street Kids International charity, Peter John Dalglish, was arrested last week on suspicion of pedophilia.
He was arrested at a home that he was staying at in Nepal. During the arrest, two young children, ages 12 and 14, were “rescued” from the home.
Dalglish, 60, and citizen of Canada, travels the world working with children for the charity he heads. Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police (CIB) told Global News that Dalglish “is being investigated for child sexual exploitation abuse.”
DIG Pushkar Karki, director of the CIB, told MyRepublica of Nepal that Dalglish was promising to help educate disadvantaged children and provide job opportunities for their families:
“Our preliminary investigation has found that he has been targeting children from poor financial backgrounds and sexually abusing them. By promising the family members that he would educate their children, take them abroad and also provide them jobs after they finish their education, he had been sexually abusing children. Given his age and his high profile in the humanitarian sector, he would easily win the trust of the family members and later abuse their children.”
Karki also said that Dalglish was known for these types of crimes in other countries, despite the fact that he has never been prosecuted.
“Not just that, he might have been involved in pedophilia in other countries as well where he served as UN official in the past,”
“He had arrived in Nepal three months ago. After we got information about his sexual misconduct from security agencies in other countries, we had been closely following him and managed to arrest him.”
Just in the last two years alone, seven pedophiles have been arrested in Nepal, six of them were not Nepal natives, and four were over the age of 60.
A representative with the Canadian government declined to comment, saying only that:
“Global Affairs Canada is aware of the arrest of a Canadian citizen in Nepal. Consular services are being provided. Due to the provisions of the Privacy Act, no further information can be disclosed.”
If Dalglish is found guilty of these charges in Nepal, he will be facing up to 15 years in prison. However, it is now possible that he will come under further suspicion for other crimes committed during his years of being involved with children’s charities.
Dalglish is the founder of the Street Kids International charity and the Trails Youth Initiative program, one of the worlds largest children’s charities which is now known as the renowned Save the Children charity. He also worked for the United Nations in various capacities during his lengthy career.
As Steemian V4vapid pointed out in his research, the organizations that Danglish worked for have been quick to distance themselves from him. In addition, the social media pages associated with Danglish have all been taken down.
UN spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, said in a statement that Dalglish is no longer affiliated with any UN programs.
“We stand strongly against any sexual abuse. Any allegations need to be thoroughly investigated,”
in 2016, Dalglish was named a member of the Order of Canada for “his efforts to alleviate child poverty worldwide, notably by establishing and leading Street Kids International.”
The Order has now said that if Dalglish is convicted of a crime, he will have his title removed.
Unfortunately, we’re hearing this far too often. It has become commonplace for child molesters to hold positions where they will be seen as figureheads of guardianship or saviors.
Children’s charities and their obnoxious wealthy donors are notorious for preying on children and using their status to intimidate their prey.
There have been countless cases in recent history where high powered figures have been embroiled in seedy child prostitution rings but, given their power, have quickly had the story swept under the rug…
From the Franklin prostitution ring to the DynCorp and Halliburton human trafficking scandals, powerful people who place themselves in charge of protecting children, have been guilty of rampant sexual abuse.