PHNOM PENH: On February 25th, 2020, The Phnom Penh municipal court charged one Swedish national, aged 63, with the crimes of Purchase of Child Prostitution and Sexual Intercourse with Minor under Fifteen Years under Articles 34 and 42 of the Law on Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation; and one Cambodian woman, aged 33,
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Who We ARE
In 2003, Action Pour Les Enfants [APLE] was established in Phnom Penh, Cambodia as an international NGO. Initially, APLE assisted the police with investigations into street-based child sexual abuse and exploitation and provided pro-bono legal support to victims and their families. As APLE gained more knowledge and expertise in combating child sexual abuse, its operations expanded.
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If you come across child sexual abuse material online (CSAM), report it. You can also call our Hotline 092 311 511 to talk to our Hotline analyst.
What We Do
With 5.6 per cent of boys and 4.4 percent of girls experiencing at least one incident of sexual abuse before the age of 18; the prevalence rate of sexual abuse goes up to 38 percent within vulnerable populations such as street children.
Our four interconnected programs seek to enhance social and national mechanisms for the protection of affected children.
Criminal Justice Development (Law Enforcement)
Court Support Program (Social & Legal Direct Services)
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Siem Reap: On February 26th, 2020, The Siem Reap Provincial Court pronounced a verdict against John Patrick REIDY, a 56 year old U.S. citizen from Massachusetts, sentencing him to 8 years of imprisonment for the sexual offenses of Purchase of Child Prostitution and Child Pornography as stated under articles 34 and 41 of the Law
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