US tourist held in Kolkata for sexually abusing teenaged boy


An American tourist in his 50s has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a teenaged boy at a posh hotel in Kolkata, police said on Saturday.

The man was taken into custody on Friday by personnel of the Bidhannagar police commissionerate after a complaint was lodged by the general manager of the five-star hotel.

The hotel staff became suspicious when the tourist entered his room with the 14-year-old boy.

They later questioned the boy, who admitted that the tourist forced him to commit sexual acts and later given him money.

The man had befriended the boy through a social networking website, a police officer said.