A TORQUAY man will be the subject of an undercover ITV documentary on Wednesday night looking at sex tourism.
In the documentary Exposure: Predators Abroad, Reginald Blakeley was confronted by child protection expert Mark Williams-Thomas and a television crew after leaving Torquay library.
Secret footage included in the programme shows him swimming with young boys.
He had been put under surveillance by the childrens' charity Action Pour Les Enfants on his trips to the Cambodia.
Blakeley denied he was grooming or abusing boys when he was first spotted by APLE in 2010, and insists the police found no evidence of this. No further action was taken on that occasion.
He was jailed by Cambodian authorities in 2012 for sex offences, the documentary will report.
Confronted in Lymington Road by Williams Thomas, he said he was the victim of a ‘scam’ and that he was only jailed because he refused to pay the ‘corrupt fee’ demanded by Cambodian authorities.
Speaking to the Herald Express, Mark Williams Thomas said: “He came out of the library and I confronted him. It was slightly odd as he greeted me like some kind of long lost friend.
“A 30-40 minute interview ensued on the street.
“The issue of travel is one that we raised in the programme. Because he has no travel order there is nothing preventing a convicted sex offender from leaving tomorrow and going overseas. That is simply wrong.”