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Accused child rapist arrested in Cambodia

Vancouver man failed to show up for Clark County appearance

By , Columbian Social Services, Demographics, Faith

A Vancouver man facing child rape charges was arrested in Cambodia on Saturday, six days after he failed to show up for a court appearance in Clark County.

Ian Andrew Heller, 25, was apprehended by local police in Preah Sihanouk province for having an “illegal expired passport,” according to The Cambodia Daily. He was then sent to the department of immigration in Phnom Penh. The passport, according to The Cambodia Daily, was issued in Nebraska, where Heller was born.

The arrest came nearly two months after Heller’s defense attorney and supervised release officer lost contact with him.

Heller is accused of raping a girl multiple times.

When he was released from jail last year, he was ordered to stay with his half-brother, Keith Griffith, in Kelso. Griffith told the officer that Heller moved without letting him know what his new address would be. A bench warrant was issued for Heller’s arrest at the end of July for not reporting his new address as required by law, court documents said.

Then, after not appearing for an Aug. 7 court appointment, prosecuting attorney Patrick Robinson accused Heller of bail jumping. Robinson said he hopes to get Heller back in the country soon.

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