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Meet the #Child10 Awardees of 2017!

After a long process searching for 10 bold, grass-root leaders working to improve the lives of children on the run from war and conflict, we are proud to announce the Awardees of 2017. This year, ECPAT Sweden joins Child 10 providing their expertise around sexual exploitation of children, a risk faced by many children that

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APLE Wins Child 10 Stockholm Award 2017

Stockholm, Sweden, 23 October 2017 – We’re honored and humbly proud to announce that APLE Cambodia has been selected for Child 10 Stockholm Award 2017 among the top 10 frontline organizations across three continents. Awardees for this award are activists who everyday strive to bring justice for marginalized children and ensure a brighter future for

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Korean Child Sex Offender Sentenced to 14 Years

Siem Reap – Today, 31 August 2017, Siem Reap Provincial Court pronounced a verdict, finding a 63-year-old Korean man, Mr. Park Youl, guilty of two offenses: Purchase of child prostitution and sexual intercourse with minors under fifteen years. Park was sentenced to 14 year imprisonment and ordered to pay a total of USD70.000 compensation to

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British Man Arrested on Suspicion of Child Abuse in School

Phnom Penh: On 21 July 2017, the Interior Ministry’s Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Department arrested a 39-year-old British national for sexually abusing a five-year-old girl studying at the school he worked for. He was currently held under police’s custody to await further legal proceedings. APLE received a tip-off on Thursday and immediately started to

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6-Year-Old Girl Rescued; Dutchman Charged

Preah Sihanouk Province: On 20 June 2017, Preah Sihanouk provincial court charged a 42-year-old Dutchman with Indecent Assault after police from Preah Sihanouk provincial Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Unit arrested him following a complaint lodged by the mother of a 6-year-old girl. The suspect is provisionally detained at Preah Sihanouk provincial prison awaiting further

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4 Underage Girls Rescued From Sexual Abuse

PHNOM PENH – On 27 April 2017, four underage girls aged between 12 and 15 years living in Phnom Penh were rescued by Phnom Penh Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Unit.  During a raid at an apartment a 69-year-old British national named C.R.K.C. was arrested for allegedly abusing the girls. During the arrest, the police

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Following Probe, Man Accused of Buying Sex With Underage Girls

A U.K. man has been arrested on suspicion of purchasing child prostitution after anti-human trafficking police raided his apartment in Phnom Penh’s Chamkar Mon district on Thursday afternoon, according to police and a child protection NGO. A monthslong investigation led to the arrest of 69-year-old Clive Cressy, who is alleged to have exchanged money for

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Scrutiny Turns to Child Abusers Among Clergy

Up to seven foreign clergymen are serving time in Cambodian prisons for child sex crimes, according to the executive director of a child protection NGO, a situation highlighted by the arrest of a Dutch priest who was charged last week with producing child pornography. Evrard-Nicolas Sarot, 53, who was a parish priest in the Netherlands,

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Paedophiles shift target to Cambodia’s rural villages, schools

PHNOM PENH: When Cambodian-born Tan Saravuth was a refugee in the United States, he molested young boys and went to jail. Yet, when he decided to return to his homeland in 1997, it welcomed him with open arms. The Kingdom of Wonder, as it calls itself, is more than Saravuth’s native country. As police recently

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