CHILD sex offender Alan Smith revealed this week that his Thai wife has lost the baby they were expecting.
Smith, 53, who has spent the last four weeks languishing in a detention centre in Thailand, told the Observer his wife Pach, 26, had been taken to hospital on Monday where she suffered a miscarriage.
He said: "As you can imagine, she is very upset about it and I feel very angry and bitter that I have been treated like this.
"But she is not leaving me. She is a very good woman who is standing by me."
Ex-Accrington Stanley mascot Stan the Monkey, Smith took a teaching assistant’s job in Thailand but was arrested after publicity in the national press and now faces being deported.
He has been appealing to the Thai High Commissioner via Accrington-based Farley’s solicitors for his release.
But he still needs to raise £350 to afford the air fare to return to the UK.
He said: "If I do come back to England I will have no job and nowhere to live and I know I would just get the same old witch-hunt. I don’t really want to subject my wife to that."
Smith, formerly of Carter Street, Accrington, appeared in court in August 2005 when he admitted sexual activity with a girl under 16.
The court was told that he prodded a 14-year-old girl’s bottom with a pool cue and later pulled up the top of her knickers in a "wedgie".
He was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment, but as he had already been in custody for five-and-a-half months while awaiting trial, he was released immediately.
He was also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for seven years – but that has no validity abroad.
Smith added: "Since coming to the detention centre, I have lost a stone in weight. We have to sleep on the floor. At night it is freezing and during the day it is boiling."
He said he feared it could take him up to a year before he was able to get the money together to leave the country.