Chonburi Immigration based in Jomtien has announced the arrest of an American Teacher wanted in USA for sexual offences involving children under the age of 12. Police Colonel Choosak, announced the arrest of Mr. Dennis Gale Catron aged 60 on Wednesday Afternoon and stated he is wanted by a Court in Illinois after being convicted of two counts of sexual assault of a minor and sentenced “in absentia” to 36 years in Prison. It is believed that during the court proceedings, the school teacher had paid 500,000 US Dollars Bail and then fled to Thailand where he has worked in a number of Universities and other education facilities over the years. Police confirmed there were no reported incidents relating to Mr. Catron here in Thailand. He was arrested in Nontaburi Province, next to Bangkok and is known to have resided in Soi Boekeow in Central Pattaya. Upon questioning Mr. Catron appeared confused by allegations he was involved in two cases back in USA but confirmed knowledge of being sentenced in the other. His Thai visa has now been cancelled and in conjunction with the American Embassy will be deported back to his native country where he is expected to be arrested upon arrival.