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Australian Teacher Arrested for Sexual Abuse and Child Pornography

Yesterday, a 51-year-old Australian national was arrested by the Anti-Human Trafficking police on suspicion of sexually abusing at least three boys aged between five and 11 years and of producing child pornography. The suspect was arrested in the morning while leaving his apartment in Phnom Penh accompanied by two young boys. The two children were …

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Tourism Officials Informed of Child Sexual Exploitation in Travel

Yesterday, 55 chiefs and deputy chiefs of tourism offices from 25 municipalities and provinces were trained by our Deputy Director of Field Operations, in Phnom Penh. At the event, called Training of Trainers (ToT) on Child Safe Tourism, the officials were equipped with a higher capacity to combat child sex tourism and keep children safe …

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University Students Trained on Child Protection

Our team was warmly received at the Build Bright University yesterday! They conducted a training session for 49 students on how to identify grooming techniques and recognize possible behaviour change in victimized children. This was the fourth training led by APLE in Battambang since our office in the province was established, in April.

Phnom Penh Court Sentences Three for Child Sex Offense

This morning, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court convicted Cambodian nationals Chan Sreylak, Soeun Sreypov and Kim Laiseak for aggravated procurement of and soliciting for child prostitution. Each of them was sentenced to five years in prison and they were ordered to pay, together, two million riels as compensation to each victim. The three men were …

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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 …

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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 …

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