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Sex criminal cultist escapes French jail in helicopter

A cult leader jailed for sex attacks on children escaped in a helicopter from a prison on the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion on Monday, the regional administration said.

world Updated: Apr 27, 2009 14:52 IST
AFP

A cult leader jailed for sex attacks on children escaped in a helicopter from a prison on the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion on Monday, the regional administration said.

Juliano Verbard, who was serving a 15-year term for rapes and sex assaults on children, and two of his jailed followers were hauled on board a hijacked tourist chopper by accomplices, according to local paper Le Quotidien.

First Published: Apr 27, 2009 14:52 IST