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Briton arrested in child sex abuse inquiry in Romania

James Connor being arrested
Image caption James Connor was arrested by police in Vaslui

A UK lorry driver has been arrested in Romania on suspicion of sexually abusing young boys, police have said.

James Connor, 33, was held by police in Vaslui on Sunday after a missing nine-year-old boy and another child were found in a truck he was driving.

Police said the man was from Glasgow, and a laptop containing "obscene images involving minors" was also found.

The Foreign Office confirmed an arrest had been made and said it was providing consular assistance.

Mr Connor was arrested and held for 24 hours before appearing in court in the eastern Romanian city of Vaslui on Monday, charged with the sexual abuse of minors and making pornographic films.

A police spokesman said: "Following checks and investigations by the police Criminal Investigation Service, Vaslui, in the case of the disappearance of a minor aged nine years, James Connor was found driving a truck in the city of Vaslui.

"Police identified the missing child and another minor in his truck."

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We can confirm the arrest of a British national in Vaslui on 22 August 2010. We are providing consular assistance."

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