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56-Year-Old Frenchman Found Guilty for Sexually Abusing Minors

On June 9th, 2022: The Phnom Penh Municipal Court pronounced a verdict sentencing a Frenchman, 56 years old, from Vierzon to 5 year imprisonment for two charges of Indecent Acts against Minor under Fifteen Years and Sexual Intercourse with Minor under Fifteen Years under Article 43 and 42 of the Law on Suppression of Human

A 74 Year Old American Man Jailed For Sexual Exploitation of Minor Boys

The Kratie provincial court found a 74-year-old American national guilty of soliciting child prostitution involving two underage boys and was sentenced to 4 year imprisonment. The judgement was announced on March 29, 2022.   In September 2021, the American man was arrested by the provincial Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Police in Kratie on suspicion

Man Charged with Pornography and Child Sexual Abuse Material on the Web

On 12th February 2022, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court charged a 19-year-old Cambodian online-seller man from Battambang with distribution of adult pornography on Article 39 and distribution of child pornography on Article 41 of the Law on Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation. The court remanded him in pre-trial detention.  In February 2022, the

Cambodia joins global Safer Internet Day 2022

Phnom Penh – On Tuesday, 8th of February of 2022, at the National Institute of Education (NIE), APLE, the National Committee for Counter Trafficking (NCCT), the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS), the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPTC), the Cambodia National Council for Children (CNCC) and the Cambodian Red Cross Phnom Penh Branch

American Hotel Owner Charged Over Child Sexual Abuse in Kratie

The Kratie provincial court charged a 74 year old American national, a hotel owner, with purchasing child prostitution, Article 34 of the Law on Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation, which involved 2 underage boys. On 19th September 2021, the suspect was remanded in the provincial prison to await his trial. The provincial Anti-Human

Survivor of Sex Trafficking and Child Sexual Abuse Material Got Justice

Bopha is now 30 years old, living with her husband and three year old son in Phnom Penh. For a living, she runs a small salon and her husband works at a construction site. Bopha told a story about herself when she was 12. Bopha’s parents are immigrants from Vietnam. She has five siblings, four

Frenchman faces child sexual abuse charges involving six underage boys

Phnom Penh: On 11th September 2021, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court charged a French national, 56, from Vierzon with Indecent Acts against Minor under 15 Years and Sexual Intercourse with Minor under Fifteen Years, Article 43 & 42 of the Law on Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation for alleged sexual abuse of 6

Facebook and APLE Cambodia launch campaign to combat child exploitation online

Phnom Penh: On 29th June 2021, Facebook and APLE Cambodia NGO today launched a campaign to educate the public about the danger caused by sharing child sexual abuse images online, and how to report this kind of content to law enforcement and Facebook.  Over the past year, Facebook consulted the world leading experts in child

Child Protection Skills Training, 31 National Police Officers Trained

Phnom Penh: On August 13-14, a two full-day training workshop focusing on ‘child-friendly investigative procedure’ was jointly organised by the Ministry of Interior’s Anti Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Department and APLE Cambodia, attended by 31 specialised police officers who are mainly in charge of crime against children at national level. This training focused on

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