Yesterday, our Team Leader and the new Deputy Commissioner in charge of the Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Unit in Preah Sihanouk province, Col. Ms. Pen Kanha, met to strengthen cooperation between APLE and Sihanoukville Police in the fight against child sexual abuse and exploitation. Ms. Kanha expressed her admiration for APLE’s work and her commitment to our cause. APLE warmly welcomes the new Deputy Commissioner, in the certainty that together we will protect many children.
In the afternoon of the 1st of October, 67-year old Briton David John Fletcher has been extradited from Thailand to Cambodia. On May 9, 2011 Presiding Judge Ke Sakorn at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court sentenced Fletcher to 10 years in prison for rape and ordered Fletcher to pay 20 million riel compensation (approx. US$5,000)