B.C. Man Charged With Having Sex With Young Foreign Girls to Seek Bail

VANCOUVER (CP) – A B.C. man charged with having sex with girls as young as nine in several foreign countries made a brief court appearance Monday.

Ken Klassen is charged under a federal sex tourism law with exploiting girls in Colombia, Cambodia and other countries. The 56-year-old man was arrested earlier this month after a two-and-a-half-year international police investigation.

RCMP say they seized videos showing a man having sex with young girls.

Klassen did not speak when he appeared in Vancouver provincial court Monday.

His lawyer, Ian Donaldson, asked for an adjournment to Wednesday when he will make an application for bail.