Our Mission

We pursue the strengthening of social and criminal justice systems for the protection of children against all forms of sexual abuse and exploitation.

Your help is needed.

Protecting children is everyone's business.

The action to stop the growing threat of child sexual abuse and exploitations is urgently needed.

Sexual abuse and exploitation has a devastating, life-long impact on a child and it is exacerbating when a child is subjected to more than one form of abuse.

Only by working together, we can end this atrocious crime and keep children protected. We need your help.


Child survivors rescued and supported


Children at risk educated about the sexual abuse

Help us protect the most vulnerable children and prevent abuse and exploitation.

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What We Do

We work in four holistic program areas, implementing the partnership across multi stakeholders, to strengthen the national social and criminal justice mechanisms for the investigation, prosecution and  prevention of child sexual abuse and exploitation as well as for the protection of victims.

Community, Industry and Media Engagement

We engage and empower all levels of the Cambodian society with the knowledge, skills and tools that enable children, parents, caregivers, educators, practitioners, authorities, to identify risks, report abuse and take action to prevent the crime.

Strengthening the Capacity of Criminal Justice System for the Investigation and Prosecution of Crimes
Enabling and Empowering the Community, Industry and Media for the Prevention of Risks and Harms
Access to comprehensive social and legal support for victims.
Effective Law and Legal Framework for the Protection of Children

Policy and Legislation

With data and evidence, we support the development of comprehensive and effective policies and legal frameworks to protect children from all forms of sexual abuse and exploitation that comply with international legal standards and the UNCRC protection measures. 

Criminal Justice Development

We provide police with training, mentorship and assistance for ensuring that investigations against child sexual offences are carried out in full respect of the right of the child and their best interests.

Victim Support And Assistance

We provide and facilitate access to integrated social and legal services that help child victims recover and cope with the immediate and long term impact of their abuse, ensuring support is available through the investigation and court proceedings. 


We’re a member of INHOPE Global Network of Hotlines, committed to combating child sexual abuse material online. Currently, the network consists of 46 hotlines in 42 countries. 

2020 Achievements in Numbers

2020 is the most challenging year for the implementation of many activities due to the outbreak and containment measures of COVID19.

Fortunately, with the incredible supports from our partners and donors, we were able to step up the fight in many areas. Here are some of the proud achievements.

people trained
offenders prosecuted
Victims Supported
Cases sent to police
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Conviction rate
victim rescued

Child Online Protection

With the growth of modern internet communication technologies, the vulnerability of children is sadly increasing. We’ve partnered with law enforcement, industry and hotlines around the world to prevent and combat online child sexual exploitation such as child sexual abuse material, online grooming, sextortion, live-streaming. 

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Online Grooming

The act of soliciting a child through the use of the internet for sexual purposes such as to receive sexual images online or to meet in person to sexually exploit him/her.

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The act of using self-produced sexual messages or pictures of a child in order to threaten him/her for sexual favor, money or other benefits.

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Can I report it?

You can anonymously report online child sexual abuse and exploitation cases that you happen to see by clicking the button below.

In the media

Phnom Penh: On August 13-14, a two full-day training workshop focusing on ‘child-friendly investigative procedure’ was jointly organised by the Ministry of Interior’s Anti Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Department and APLE Cambodia, attended by 31 specialised police officers who …

Child Protection Skills Training, 31 National Police Officers Trained

Siem Reap: On June 22-23, a two-day skill training on Responding to Online Child Sexual Exploitation (OCSE) was organised by APLE in cooperation with the Cambodian National Police, bringing together 17 senior police officials of the Anti-human Trafficking and Juvenile …

Juvenile Protection Police Force Trained to Tackle OCSE Read

Siem Reap: July 7-9, the Cambodian National Council for Children (CNCC) of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation in cooperation with APLE Cambodia organised a three-day skill training on ‘Preventing and Responding to Online Child Sexual Exploitation’, …

Child Protection Specialists and Practitioners Trained to Respond to

Siem Reap:  On June 4th, the Siem Reap Court pronounced a verdict against a 37-year-old British teacher found guilty of “Indecent Assault”, a crime stipulated under the Criminal Code of Cambodia. The man was sentenced to 2 years and 6 …

37-year-old British Teacher Found Guilty of Child Sexual Abuse

Phnom Penh: On Monday May 25 of 2020, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court found two Cambodian women guilty of Procurement of Child Prostitution. One of them is the 37-year-old mother of the 14- year-old girl victim, who was sentenced to …

Two Cambodian Women Found Guilty of Procurement of Child

SIEM REAP On May 21st, the Siem Reap Provincial Court charged a 37-year-old British national with indecent assault, as stated under Article 246 of the Cambodian Criminal Code, for the alleged child sexual abuse he perpetrated against two underage girls. …

A 37-year-old British English Teacher Charged with Child Sexual

SIEM REAP On May 12th, the Siem Reap provincial court pronounced a verdict against Mr. Garry Mulroy, 64, a former Australian teacher, sentencing him to 2 years in jail and ordering him to pay a fine of 3 million Riel …

Australian Teacher, 64, Found Guilty of Indecent Act

KANDAL On May 08, the Kandal provincial court charged a 78-year-old U.S. citizen with Purchase of Child Prostitution as stated under article 34 of the Law on Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation, for the alleged sexual abuse he …

Two Underage Boys Rescued from Sexual Abuse; 78-year-old U.S.

Summary If you are a parent or guardian of a child that that spends time online, especially during COVID-19, this guide is for you! Through this guide you will: Understand what online child sexual exploitation is, who the offenders are …

The Increased Risks of Online Child Sexual Exploitation during

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced children throughout the world to change normal practices of life into new ways of communicating and socializing, that has largely been made possible through online platforms and applications. With schools shut down, learning has moved …

Online Platforms Skyrocket During COVID-19, Increasing Risks for Sexual

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 …

Cambodian Girl Discloses Sexual Abuse, Two Offenders Charged Read

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 offences of Purchase of …

U.S. Citizen Sentenced for Child Sexual Abuse in Cambodia

On Tuesday, 11th of February of 2020, APLE Cambodia was proud to hold,in collaboration withthe National Committee for Counter Trafficking and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, the event “Together for a Better Internet” in order to promote the …

“Together for a Better Internet” Phnom Penh joins

Preah Sihanouk, on November 21st, 2019, The Preah Sihanouk court had a private hearing on the case of a Cambodian citizen, Mr. Deab Det, who allegedly abused his step-daughter sexually. On January 14th, 2020, the above-mentioned Court pronounced its verdict …

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Phnom Penh –On December 19th, 2019, The Phnom Penh Municipal Court pronounced a verdict against Mr. Thorn Vichet, a Cambodian sex offender, sentencing him to 5 years in jail with a 2 year suspension, as well as ordering him to …

Cambodian Child Sex Offender Sentenced To 5-Year Imprisonment Read

Proud Recognitions

Our collective work has been recognized both nationally and internationally for the impact on child protection it has created. In 2015, we are one of the global winners of the Stars Impact Award. In 2017, we won the Child10 Award as one of the top 10 organizations from 3 continents for the most incredible work to bring justice for marginalized children. 

In 2020, Sopheak , our Criminal Justice Development Team Leader, and Vando, our Child Protection Specialist, were among 3 other APLE's staff, awarded a certificate of appreciation by the FBI office in Cambodia.

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