American expat Eric Erdmann arrested in Phnom Penh

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Re: American Eric Erdman arrested in Phnom Penh on visa charges - Khmer media report it as child sex offence arrest

Postby sniper_m4 » Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:56 pm

Nope. I am guilty of various theft charges in the state of wisconsin and have a current bench warrant in Illinois. Do a background check. You will find my past convictions but no sex charges.
Btw peple keep mentioning the FBI. The FBI was not involved in this at all. Zero, zilch. The guy from the embassy was there because of my expired passport. Khmer immigtation was only interested in my overstay expired visa. No FBI and I am not wanted on sex charges past present or future.
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Re: American Eric Erdman arrested in Phnom Penh on visa charges - Khmer media report it as child sex offence arrest

Postby PSD_Kiwi » Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:10 am

Might want to grab screenshots of the original article for future reference before they delete it from their website
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Re: American Eric Erdman arrested in Phnom Penh on visa charges - Khmer media report it as child sex offence arrest

Postby gavinmac » Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:13 am

PSD_Kiwi wrote:Might want to grab screenshots of the original article for future reference before they delete it from their website


They won't delete anything. Khmers don't admit mistakes.
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American Eric Erdman arrested in Phnom Penh on visa charges - Khmer media report it as child sex offence arrest

Postby Rama » Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:19 am

This was front-page headline lead story news on Rasmei Kampuchea Daily this morning.
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Interestingly it is not on http://www.rasmeinews.com as of yet.

I skim read the front page of that newspaper this morning at 6am before I went to work. That article just says that a wanted American felon who has been hiding in Cambodia named ' 'Eric David Erdnann' age 44 'invovled in crimes' (unspecified in the newspaper article) was arrested by the FBI in the morning of the 21st of April.
It also says two high ranking officials authorzied the operation.

The article continues on page 3, but as details seemed so scant and I had to get going I didn't bother to turn the page.

I will do in the morning, think I still have a copy.

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Re: American Eric Erdman arrested in Phnom Penh on visa charges - Khmer media report it as child sex offence arrest

Postby sniper_m4 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:22 am

Phnom penh post contacted me on facebook and I told them to be careful in what they write. That the embassy has stated it is a false story. Khmer immigration is now silent on the story and no longer talking to the media. (I have a friend in immigration police) told me so. Damn right someone fucked up.
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Re: American Eric Erdman arrested in Phnom Penh on visa charges - Khmer media report it as child sex offence arrest

Postby scobienz » Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:32 am

This is the sex offender Eric Erdman. There is some resemblance, but it looks increasingly to me like the US authorities fucked up big time on this one.

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Re: American Eric Erdman arrested in Phnom Penh on visa charges - Khmer media report it as child sex offence arrest

Postby gavinmac » Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:40 am

I can't say they fucked up big time. They had Khmer cops detain sniper_m4 on visa charges as a pretext to check if he was the same Eric Erdmann. He wasn't. They let him go. The FBI was present for this to make sure the Khmer cops didn't screw it up one way or the other.

They people who fucked up are (a) whoever told the reporter/photographer to be there for the initial detention, and (b) the reporter who wrote up the story, or the Khmer cop who fed false information to the reporter upon which the story is based.

I like to take the piss out of the embassy folks, and US law enforcement, but I suspect that there is a really stupid Khmer cop who is the cause of all this.

I'd call it a minor fuck up and waste of time by the FBI people who had the Khmers detain sniper_m4, when a simple web search would have shown that he has a different age/appearance/home state/spelling of last name from the guy they were looking for.
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Re: American Eric Erdman arrested in Phnom Penh on visa charges - Khmer media report it as child sex offence arrest

Postby sniper_m4 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:40 am

No thats not me and my name is Eric Erdmann. Double N. Why u guys keep saying FBI? No FBI was involved. The guy in the blue shirt is from the embassy. The other guy in the photo is maybe a customer at the barber shop.
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Re: American Eric Erdman arrested in Phnom Penh on visa charges - Khmer media report it as child sex offence arrest

Postby Mr Lovejuice » Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:45 am

I feel another NGO scandal coming on. About time too from what I have been reading over the last couple of years on this forum. That Fletcher that everyone seems to hate was convicted of a crime he didn't do. I know you all say well he was that sort of guy. But that's what dodgey fucked up cops do because they can't get someone on a real charge. They get imprisoned for it in other countries.
Fucking disgraceful. Who funds APLE? Is it just French funded or does anyone else contribute?

And what about LTO's half-wit friends at the embassy?
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Re: American Eric Erdman arrested in Phnom Penh on visa charges - Khmer media report it as child sex offence arrest

Postby gavinmac » Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:50 am

FBI and law enforcement dudes work our of the embassy. Do you have the guy's name/title? They are allowed to lie about the exact nature of their role.

Eric, I don't know why you seem to be objecting to the notion that you were targeted as a suspected sex offender due to mistaken identity. That's why the article reports you as being 44 and having prior sex charges. I understand that is erroneous, but the Khmer reporter didn't make that up out of thin air. Someone told him you were 44. Someone told him you had prior sex charges. Someone told him the FBI was involved. They mistakenly thought you were the guy from ORegon with a similar name.

Westerners aren't just randomly hunted down for minor visa overstays, with a photographer ready to capture the moment.

You were detained as a pretext on the visa overstay so they could check if you were the Oregon guy. At the direction of US law enforcement. This is also why tuk tuk drivers told your wife weeks ago APLE was following you. They were. This stuff is all related.

I accept that you are completely innocent of all the allegations, but you were detained because they thought you were a bad dude with a similar name, and when they determined they were wrong, they let you go with just a visa overstay charge. They just didn't tell the reporter that part, which was pretty important.
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Re: American Eric Erdman arrested in Phnom Penh on visa charges - Khmer media report it as child sex offence arrest

Postby scobienz » Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:53 am

gavinmac wrote:FBI and law enforcement dudes work our of the embassy. Do you have the guy's name/title? They are allowed to lie about the exact nature of their role.

Eric, I don't know why you seem to be objecting to the notion that you were targeted as a suspected sex offender due to mistaken identity. That's why the article reports you as being 44 and having prior sex charges. I understand that is erroneous, but the Khmer reporter didn't make that up out of thin air. Someone told him you were 44. Someone told him you had prior sex charges. Someone told him the FBI was involved. They mistakenly thought you were the guy from ORegon with a similar name.

Westerners aren't just randomly hunted down for minor visa overstays, with a photographer ready to capture the moment.

You were detained as a pretext on the visa overstay so they could check if you were the Oregon guy. At the direction of US law enforcement. This is also why tuk tuk drivers told your wife weeks ago APLE was following you. They were. This stuff is all related.

I accept that you are completely innocent of all the allegations, but you were detained because they thought you were a bad dude with a similar name, and when they determined they were wrong, they let you go with just a visa overstay charge. They just didn't tell the reporter that part, which was pretty important.



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Re: American Eric Erdman arrested in Phnom Penh on visa charges - Khmer media report it as child sex offence arrest

Postby sniper_m4 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:54 am

I dont know specificly who funds aple but the former aple director was brought up on child sex abuse charges directed by aple. It is my understanding that possibly the former director was trying to expose aple's corruption so they sought to defame him with false charges.
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Re: American Eric Erdman arrested in Phnom Penh on visa charges - Khmer media report it as child sex offence arrest

Postby Mr Lovejuice » Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:56 am

Re GM's post: And there's the distinct paradigm; Aple, police, newspapers and embassy. Not surprising it's corrupt. It is Cambodia after all. But the complicity and lack of proper process by the embassy is astounding.
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Re: American Eric Erdman arrested in Phnom Penh on visa charges - Khmer media report it as child sex offence arrest

Postby sniper_m4 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:05 am

If i have no federal charges and no extraditable warrants. Why would the FBI be involved? I specificly asked the embassy if the FBI was involved and they said no. What possible reason would the embassy lie to me about that? Makes no sense. I asked because the news article said FBI. They said the news story was all false and thats all I know. I wasnt asked any questions sbout sex crimes. Just the status of my visa. So I dont know what is going on with all that stuff. I am clueless.
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Re: American Eric Erdman arrested in Phnom Penh on visa charges - Khmer media report it as child sex offence arrest

Postby Mr Lovejuice » Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:09 am

sniper_m4 wrote:If i have no federal charges and no extraditable warrants. Why would the FBI be involved? I specificly asked the embassy if the FBI was involved and they said no. I asked because the news article said FBI. They said the news story was all false and thats all I know. I wasnt asked any questions sbout sex crimes. Just the status of my visa. So I dont know what is going on with all that stuff. I am clueless.


That's how the embassy work. They will be doing everything possible to close all channels now.
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