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Cambodian Child Sex Offender Sentenced To 5-Year Imprisonment

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 pay a compensation of approximately 3,000 USD to a girl victim for “Indecent Act Against

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Israeli Man Charged for Child Sexual Abuse

Siem Reap – On August 28th of 2019, The Siem Reap Provincial Court pronounced an in absentia verdict against Israeli national Mr. Ezra Balfour, aged 60, found guilty of “Indecent Act against a Minor Under 15 Years” under the Law on Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation. The man was arrested, sentenced to 3

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British Child Sex Offender Sentenced to 15 months in Jail

Phnom Penh – On Friday, August 09th of 2019, The Phnom Penh Municipal Court pronounced a verdict against U.K. national Mr. Stephen John Loryman, found guilty of “Indecent Act Against a Minor Under 15 Years” under the Law on Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation. The man was sentenced to 15 months in jail

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APLE Sets Child Friendly Room up in the Kampot Provincial Police Station.

Kampot: On 31st of May, 2019, Action Pour Les Enfants (APLE Cambodia), with the financial support of Terre des Hommes Netherlands (TdHNL), celebrated the launching of a child-friendly interview room within the Anti- Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Unit in the Kampot Provincial Police Commissariat.  The establishment of this room aims to ease the process

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4 Underage Girls Disclosed Sexual Abuse; Offender Charged

Phnom Penh: On 22nd of May  2019, The Siem Reap provincial court charged one U.S. American national from Florida, aged 38, with the crime of Indecent Act against a Minor under Fifteen Years under the Law on Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation. After four underage girls (aged 12-15) disclosed the abuse, the police,

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APLE Conducts Workshop on Child-Friendly Practices in Justice Proceedings — Ensuring the Well-Being of Child Victims of Sexual Abuse and Exploitation.

Phnom Penh: On 28th of March, 2019, APLE, with support of Bread for The World and Terre des Hommes Netherlands, in partnership with Liberty Shared and the Cambodian National Police, delivered a workshop named “Child Friendly Practice in Justice Proceedings to Protect Child Victims and Witnesses of Sexual Abuse and Exploitation”. The event, carried out

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Boys Rescued, British Teacher Charged for Child Sex Crime in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh, Cambodia – November 29, 2018 Phnom Penh Municipal Court charged a 57-year-old British citizen with Article 43 of the Law on Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation, related to Indecent Act involving four boys aged between 9 and 14 years.  On November 25, the Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Department arrested the

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