Siem Reap, on 21 February 2017, the Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Police in Siem Reap arrested a 79-year-old American suspect on charges of child sex abuse involving a 11-year-old boy. A Cambodian man was also arrested on the same day for allegedly facilitating the
An internet hotline for reporting online child sexual exploitation and abuse has resulted in three arrests and numerous investigations since it went live more than a year ago, anti-pedophile NGO Action Pour Les Enfants (APLE) said on Thursday. Khoem Vando, deputy director of field operations
Siem Reap, on 14 February 2017, the Siem Reap Provincial Court tried a 44-year-old Dutchman, Sebastian Reuyl, guilty of two separate charges involving indecent act against minor under 15 years and child pornography, and sentenced him to 5 years in prison, according to the Siem
The Dutch child abuser Bas R. has been sentenced to five years in prison in Cambodia. He was found guilty of sexual abuse of a minor and possession of child pornography. Since 2013 Terre des Hommes has helped, together with partner organization APLE (Action Pour
Phnom Penh, On 5 December 2016, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court heard a defamation lawsuit filed by APLE Cambodia against a 64-year-old Australian national James Ricketson and on 15 December 2016 the Court pronounced a verdict finding James Ricketson guilty and sentencing him in absentia
by Chhorn Phearun | January 9, 2017 Kompong Thom police arrested four people on Sunday in connection with raping a minor several times over the course of her employment at a pig slaughterhouse in 2014 and 2015. “The girl worked at the butcher for six
By Janelle Retka | December 16, 2016 A Siem Reap City bar owner and real estate developer was convicted last week in Australia of 10 counts of sexual abuse involving children and had his bail revoked, according to court records. Anthony Munro, 71, was arrested
Phnom Penh – 11 December 2016: At Koh Pich Theater, some 3,000 participants celebrated the National Anti-Human Trafficking Day to mark their efforts to combat human trafficking in Cambodia. The event was organized by the National Committee for Counter Trafficking (NCCT), in collaboration with other
Phnom Penh – 7 December 2016: Interactive Workshop on Meaningful Remedies for Child Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse was held by APLE Cambodia with the collaboration of ICRP and Terre des Hommes Netherlands and was attended by 55 participants from national and international law
Phnom Penh – 5 December 2016, APLE Cambodia in collaboration with International Child Redress Project (ICRP) organized an Expert Roundtable Discussion: “Online Child Safety and The Importance of ISPs’ Participation to Child Protection.” The main objectives of the discussion are to provide overview on the
The arrest of Richard A. Schmidt, a serial child molester from Maryland, was touted more than a decade ago as a major success of a law to track and punish sexual predators globally. Now a federal appeals court must decide whether Schmidt should be set
Prevention is one of the main pillars of child protection. In October 2016, 32 NGO personnel and 25 confidential informants were equipped with new knowledge on child sexual abuse and exploitation online & offline through APLE training courses. The courses focused on the new modus
After going through the dark experience of sexual abuse and exploitation, most survivors disperse and there is less opportunity for them to come together. For this reason, APLE’s court support team supported by ECPAT International conducted a local consultation in Phnom Penh on 10 October
Paying for the damage cannot remove the injury of sexual abuse and exploitation, but of course it may partly compensate for it. Most of the time, there are compensation orders from the courts, but the actual money that the convicted criminal pays becomes rare because
Institutional child sexual abuse and exploitation is a continuing concern in Cambodia. The majority of residential care homes and even some churches are operating without proper and legal registration. Many suspects and perpetrators who intend to target children are likely targeting such institutions. They may