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With the paedophile-hunters on the streets of Phnom Penh

For 13 years, an NGO’s investigators have tracked Western, and Chinese, men who sexually exploit Cambodian children, turning dossiers over to authorities. Now it aims to step back and help police gather evidence against suspects. IT’S MID-AFTERNOON on a Saturday and the streets of Phnom Penh resemble a failed experiment in automotive anarchy as we

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Korean Pastor Held Over Child Prostitution

A South Korean missionary was arrested and charged yesterday by the Siem Reap Provincial Court for allegedly having sex with eight poor Cambodian girls who lived at his church in Siem Reap City, according to provincial police.  He was identified as 62-year-old Chung Park, the head of a Christian church in Chung Kaosu village in

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Siem Reap Pastor Arrested Over Multiple Sex Abuse Claims

Police in Siem Reap City have arrested a South Korean pastor accused of sexually abusing eight girls on multiple occasions over the past several years and buying them and their families off with gifts of rice, cash and motorbikes. Park Youl, 62, was arrested on Wednesday morning after being called in for questioning based on

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Pastor in Siem Reap arrested over child sex abuse

A South Korean national who was the pastor of two churches in Siem Reap town was arrested yesterday after police received a tip-off that he had allegedly been sexually abusing children for “many years”, authorities said. According to Duong Thavery, provincial chief of anti-human trafficking and juvenile protection police, suspect Park Youl had been living

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New Hotline Aims to Fight Growing Online Child Sex Abuse

An internet hotline aimed at combating online child sexual exploitation and abuse, which experts say are on the rise in Cambodia, was officially launched on Wednesday at an event in Phnom Penh—almost a year after it first went live. The website—internethotline­cambodia.org—is run by anti-pedophile NGO Action Pour Les Enfants (APLE) with support from the InHope

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