Indonesia police: Jailed French sex crime suspect kills self
A French man accused of molesting more than 300 Indonesian children has died two days after a guard found him lying in his cell with a wire wrapped around his neck, police said Monday.
Francois Camille Abello was taken to a hospital after the suicide attempt on Friday and was in stable condition on Saturday, Jakarta police spokesman Yusri Yunus said. His condition then worsened and he died late Sunday, Yunus said.
"His condition was stable a day afterward, but then deteriorated (because) of brain damage due to lack of oxygen after the suicide attempt," Yunus said.
Abello had faced a maximum penalty of chemical castration or death by firing squad under Indonesia's child protection laws, Yunus said.
Abello, 65, was arrested late last month in a hotel room in western Jakarta where he was found with two naked girls after police received a tip from nearby residents who suspected a foreigner at the hotel was exploiting children.