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Child Protection Skills Training, 31 National Police Officers Trained

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 are mainly in charge of crime against children at national level. This training focused on …

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Juvenile Protection Police Force Trained to Tackle OCSE

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 Protection units from five different cities/provinces (Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Banteay Meanchey, Battambang and Kampong …

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Child Protection Specialists and Practitioners Trained to Respond to Online Child Sexual Exploitation

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’, bringing together 50 participants with the central role of protecting children, including government’s inter-ministry officials, …

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

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 months in jail for sexually molesting two underage girls, aged 13 and 17 years. The …

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Two Cambodian Women Found Guilty of Procurement of Child Prostitution

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 5-year imprisonment for “Aggravated Procurement of Prostitution” as stipulated under Articles 25 and 27 of …

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

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. If found guilty, the suspect shall be punished with 1 to 3 years of imprisonment. …

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Australian Teacher, 64, Found Guilty of Indecent Act Against a Minor Under 15 Years of Age

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 (approx. $US 750) for “Indecent act against a minor under 15 years” as stated under …

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

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 perpetrated against two underage boys aged 12 and 13. If found guilty, the suspect shall …

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The Increased Risks of Online Child Sexual Exploitation during COVID-19 and What You Can Do to Prevent It; A Parent’s Guide

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 and how they approach children online Know where online children are more exposed to risks …

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

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 to online classrooms and e-learning applications. Meeting and socializing with friends through social media online …

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