The man hails from Buggenhout in East Flanders and was on the run for the Belgian police after two earlier convictions for child abuse.
The East Fleming, a child psychologist, was arrested on Thursday evening. He was hiding for the police in a house in Xaghra, Gozo, local media report.
In the late 80ies, the man abused at least five children (some sources are talking about 50 children) as he was coaching a local football team in East Flanders, Red Star Opdorp.
He was sentenced to 7 years' imprisonment in 1995, but was released in 1999. He started a new life in India where he engaged in volunteer work for local football teams with young children (photo) and again started abusing children. In 2010, he was convicted a second time. He was not present at the trial, as he had Belgium fled before it started.