Phnom Penh Court Sentences Three for Child Sex Offense

This morning, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court convicted Cambodian nationals Chan Sreylak, Soeun Sreypov and Kim Laiseak for aggravated procurement of and soliciting for child prostitution. Each of them was sentenced to five years in prison and they were ordered to pay, together, two million riels as compensation to each victim.

The three men were arrested by the Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Unit in 2013, on suspicion of victimizing three girls aged between 14 and 16 years. At the hearing, held in two parts – June 12 and July 28 –, all the accused confessed to the crimes and the three victims testified against them.

This is the eighth APLE case in which the Phnom Penh Municipal Court announces a guilty verdict this year. In total, only in the capital nine Cambodians and two foreigners were convicted for sexual offense against children in 2014; together, their imprisonment sentences totalize 66 years.

For further information on this case, please contact:
Contact: Mr. Khoem Vando
Organization: Action Pour Les Enfants [APLE Cambodia]
Email: k.vando@aplecambodia.org
Phone: +855 92 590 503

About APLE Cambodia

Action Pour Les Enfants (APLE) is a child’s rights non-governmental organization operating in Cambodia since 2003 that works to reduce all forms of sexual abuse and exploitation through prevention, protection and promotion of prosecution. Partnering closely with the Cambodian National Police, APLE assists in the rescue of victims of child sexual exploitation. With a dedicated team of lawyers, social workers and investigators, APLE seeks to rehabilitate and attain justice for victims.

For further information on the organization and its work, please visit:
www.aplecambodia.org
or
www.facebook.com/aplecambodia.org

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