Thai police are hunting for the Czech national Zdenek Pfeifer, believed to be hiding out in Thailand who is wanted in his homeland for deliberately infecting others, including a minor, with HIV.
Zdenek Pfeifer, 49, is alleged to have had unprotected sex with at least 16 men, including a 15-year-old boy, infecting at least two of them with the virus.
Pfeifer was charged in mid 2015 with grievous bodily harm, the spread of infectious diseases, sexual abuse, endangering a child’s upbringing, seducing to sexual intercourse, the spread of pornography, production and other handling of child pornography.
However, he was released on bail and left the Czech Republic on June 5 2015 for Thailand with a return ticket dated July 4. He never boarded the flight back home.
A Eurpean arrest warrant was issued in Most, Czech Republic on 18 December 2015 and soon followed by an Interpol Red Notice, issued on 22 March 2016, that warns he could be armed, infectious and liable to commit sexual offences involving minors.
A warrant for his arrest was issued in Thailand on January 4th with police believing he is hiding out in the south of the country.
According to local media, the commander of Region 9 has been informed and now has a team on the case.
It is feared Pfeifer has continued on his spiteful quest to infect others here in the Kingdom. It was revealed he spent time in Phuket and other popular tourist destinations.
There are conflicting reports in Thai media with some reporting Pfeifer is hiding out in the north, others state the south. I opted to go with the version stating the south as they had the more information and documents that matched Czech media reports.
It should also be noted Czech news reports from 2016 mention more cases than the Interpol Red Notice.
Source: Khao Sod