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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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Dutch Alleged Child Abuser Was Clergyman

A Dutchman arrested this week in Siem Reap province in possession of nearly 1,300 photographs of naked boys was charged with child pornography on Thursday—and identified as a former member of the Catholic clergy in his country, a court official and sources in the Netherlands said. Evrard-Nicolas Sarot, 53, is alleged to have paid about

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Dutchman Paid 19 Boys to Take Their Naked Photographs, Police Say

Siem Reap provincial police officers on Wednesday interviewed 12 underage boys who say a Dutchman paid them a few dollars each to pose for nude photographs, after seven other boys claimed the same on Tuesday, a police official said. Evrard-Nicolas Sarot, 53, was arrested on Tuesday afternoon outside a Siem Reap City hotel for allegedly

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Dutchman held in Cambodia with 1,000s of child porn photos

PHNOM PENH – A 53-year-old Dutchman has been arrested in Cambodia for allegedly taking thousands of sexually explicit photos of teenage boys in exchange for a few dollars, a police official said on Wednesday. Evrard Nicolas Sarot, 53, was a detained on Tuesday in Siem Reap province with pictures on his iPad and a digital

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Alleged Child Sex Abuser Has Active US Warrants

U.S. court records detail felony child sex charges and outstanding warrants against a Cambodian-American man who was charged in Takeo province last week for alleged crimes against 11 local boys, putting the spotlight on the challenge authorities face in trying to prevent sex offenders from entering the country. Cambodia, long known as a destination for

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