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 Alexandra » Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:29 pm

sniper_m4 wrote:I also couldnt travel to Vietnam for medical reasons because of less than 6 months. So I have been in contact with the embassy for an emergency travel document. So they must have told the Khmers that my visa was expired.


Forget the emergency passport, Vietnam and other countries don't issue visas for emergency passports regardless of validity. Emergency passports are only good to get you to the states, seeing that your passport was still valid there was no reason to issue an emergency passport. I'm surprised the embassy never told you that.

As for your claim that the FBI wasn't involved in your detainment or investigation and that the embassy just sent some top bloke to make sure your safety was granted... Well, you just don't understand how the FBI operates. The white men on scene during your arrest were FBI agents, and there were at least two more pairs assisting them with investigations together with APLE.

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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 violet » Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:31 pm

RainMan wrote:A new thread comes to mind..."How many convictions have you had in the past?"

I used to have 53, 49 were speeding in my motor bike days, two DUI and two cultivation.
Pretty boring.


speeding one dark Sunday morning (before sunrise) as I raced to get a photo of the Aurora Australis. An unfamiliar road, weird speed zones, realised I was going faster than should... thought stuff it and continued accelerating. Lost my licence for a month.
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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 2:42 pm

I have about 7 pages of the criminal report all petty boring garbage. According to the CD an APLE spokesman said they didnt even know who I was other than the arrest report. (which makes sense with my old post about APLE following me and confusing me with someone else.) I dunno. I keep hearing all types of rumors and information that all contradicts each other. If The FBI is involved with immigration on rounding up visa overstays and invalid passports then so be it. All I know is the embassy told me the FBI wasnt involved. I have been playing Mortal Kombat X trying to forget all this shit.
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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 Alexandra » Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:45 pm

sniper_m4 wrote:If The FBI is involved with immigration on rounding up visa overstays and invalid passports then so be it. All I know is the embassy told me the FBI wasnt involved. I have been playing Mortal Kombat X trying to forget all this shit.


They're not normally involved, but when someone is wanted back home... This time they thought you were.

Enjoy Mortal Kombat.

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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 violet » Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:46 pm

sniper_m4 wrote:I have about 7 pages of the criminal report all petty boring garbage. According to the CD an APLE spokesman said they didnt even know who I was other than the arrest report. (which makes sense with my old post about APLE following me and confusing me with someone else.) I dunno. I keep hearing all types of rumors and information that all contradicts each other. If The FBI is involved with immigration on rounding up visa overstays and invalid passports then so be it. All I know is the embassy told me the FBI wasnt involved. I have been playing Mortal Kombat X trying to forget all this shit.


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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 2:56 pm

I feel bad for Erdman. When the Daily contacted him, he wasn't capable of concisely showing the reporter that he was suspected of being the Oregon guy then released. Instead he just said "it's all lies!" Which is what he said for pages and pages here, and that's exactly what a guilty fugitive sex offender would shout.
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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 reflexline » Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:01 pm

I thought the daily was (slightly) better than this. fuck them.
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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 alanclarke72 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:05 pm

sniper_m4 wrote:I have about 7 pages of the criminal report all petty boring garbage. According to the CD an APLE spokesman said they didnt even know who I was other than the arrest report. (which makes sense with my old post about APLE following me and confusing me with someone else.) I dunno. I keep hearing all types of rumors and information that all contradicts each other. If The FBI is involved with immigration on rounding up visa overstays and invalid passports then so be it. All I know is the embassy told me the FBI wasnt involved. I have been playing Mortal Kombat X trying to forget all this shit.


You do seem a bit naive mate. You seem to be suggesting the APLE investigation isn't connected to what happened this week. Of course it is.

They thought u were the guy from Oregan. It seems the US embassy did too. You give the impression of someone looking around in bewildered confusion when others like gavinmac have clearly explained what happened. The white guy at your arrest was there to assist the arrest. He was not some kindly guy looking after your interests.

Related more, it's interesting how the CD stated you were 44 when you're clearly not. Do they not bother to fact check? For a paper that gleefully watched as the Khmer Times' crap was exposed are perhaps not as professional themselves.
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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 violet » Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:13 pm

gavinmac wrote:I feel bad for Erdman. When the Daily contacted him, he wasn't capable of concisely showing the reporter that he was suspected of being the Oregon guy then released. Instead he just said "it's all lies!" Which is what he said got pages and pages here, and that's exactly what a guilty fugitive sex offender would shout.


it does seem that in sniper's case, as written here on this thread, a concise response that captured their attention and relayed the facts in a captivating manner would be simple enough.
having said that, sometimes concisely providing facts might put a person at risk of some other accusation if the facts are only perceivable by the victim ...and the attacker. sometimes attackers are so clever and the victim so naive they don't know how they have been lured in to a trap until it is too late. sometimes the victim is out numbered by corrupt parties and cannot identify safe parties that might assist in unraveling all this.


sorry, my comments might be off track with previous comments. i felt compelled to respond though
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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 3:15 pm

That's fine, but far better to just explain "I wasnt the guy they were after" than to say "I'm no pedophile I'm a thief"

He's not saying what he should say. Then he's saying stuff he shouldn't.
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Postby vladimir » Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:21 pm

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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 3:26 pm

I was pretty angry at the time he messaged me. Those theft charges are when I was a teenager. It is so old im not sure if it is even public record anymore. Never had been denied employment because of those. Anyways He contacted me about a 1/2 hour after a friend sent me the news article. I was very confused and angry at the time.
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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 3:28 pm

Sheeeit...if something like this happened to me, I wouldn't be sitting around playing video games...I would be doing everything I could to have my name cleared! These media reports will have a seriously negative impact on your 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 sniper_m4 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:50 pm

True but I have a broken leg. Can only resolve this over phone and computer at this time.
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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 3:58 pm

Broken leg, accused of being a wanted child sex offender, bad week.
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