Cambodians get 15 years for attempted baby trafficking

Yesterday, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court convicted Cambodian nationals Heng Chhon and Sam Na to 15 years imprisonment each for unlawful removal for cross-border transfer. They were both arrested in November 2013 while trying to cross the border to Thailand with a seven-month-old baby and two disabled men who they intended to bring illegally to Malaysia.

The baby would be sold for begging purposes. The two men were promised food and accommodation upon their arrival in Malaysia, but were then surprised by the information that they would have to pay 6 million riels each to Heng Chhon and work as beggars for him.

APLE assisted in the investigation at the request of Cambodian Police, and has been providing social and legal support to the child since she was rescued. This was the second cross-border child trafficking case APLE helped bring to successful prosecution over the last couple of years.

Articles You Might Like

Sex Abuse Victim Finds Justice after Years of Waiting

In the afternoon of the 1st of October, 67-year old Briton David John Fletcher has been extradited from Thailand to Cambodia. On May 9, 2011 Presiding Judge Ke Sakorn at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court sentenced Fletcher to 10 years in prison for rape and ordered Fletcher to pay 20 million riel compensation (approx. US$5,000)

Country manager for travel agency arrested for child exploitation

Today Australian national T.L., 65, from Sydney was arrested by the Anti-human Trafficking Police in Siem Reap on two charges of purchasing child prostitution from at least two underage girls and making child pronograpy. T.L. became subject of an investigation after the victims stated that he paid them to have sex with him and that

10 Year inprisonment upheld for child traffickers

This morning, the Appeal Court upheld a 10-year imprisonment sentence against Cambodian national Hou Ngoy, convicted in 2009 as an accomplice of American national R.B. in the purchase of child prostitution. Ngoy and his Cambodian associate Chun One were arrested in 2009 after they were suspected of facilitating underage girls to have sex with the

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on telegram
Share on email
en_USEnglish
Scroll to Top

Cookie Policy

We use cookies to personalize and improve your browsing experience. By clicking ‘Accept All’, you agree to  the policy.