online child exploitation

New Deputy Police Commissioner Committed to the Fight

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

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Community Educated on Child Protection

Our Training and Community Coordinator raising awareness! This time, 26 people from Khan Russeykeo, Phnom Penh, learned about child sexual abuse and grooming techniques and are now more prepared to protect children. Thanks to Riverkids Foundation for organizing the event!

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Australian Teacher Arrested for Sexual Abuse and Child Pornography

Yesterday, a 51-year-old Australian national was arrested by the Anti-Human Trafficking police on suspicion of sexually abusing at least three boys aged between five and 11 years and of producing child pornography. The suspect was arrested in the morning while leaving his apartment in Phnom Penh accompanied by two young boys. The two children were

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Tourism Officials Informed of Child Sexual Exploitation in Travel

Yesterday, 55 chiefs and deputy chiefs of tourism offices from 25 municipalities and provinces were trained by our Deputy Director of Field Operations, in Phnom Penh. At the event, called Training of Trainers (ToT) on Child Safe Tourism, the officials were equipped with a higher capacity to combat child sex tourism and keep children safe

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University Students Trained on Child Protection

Our team was warmly received at the Build Bright University yesterday! They conducted a training session for 49 students on how to identify grooming techniques and recognize possible behaviour change in victimized children. This was the fourth training led by APLE in Battambang since our office in the province was established, in April.

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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

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Supreme Court Upholds Sentence of Austrian Pedophile

Yesterday, the Supreme Court upheld the verdict against Austrian national Olaf Achleitner, who was convicted in 2008 for having sexual intercourse with two 14-year-old boys. He was sentenced by Phnom Penh Municipal Court to ten years in prison and ordered to pay four million riels to each of his victims as compensation. The verdict was

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10 Year inprisonment upheld for child traffickers

This morning, the Appeal Court upheld a 10-year imprisonment sentence against Cambodian national Hou Ngoy, convicted in 2009 as an accomplice of American national R.B. in the purchase of child prostitution. Ngoy and his Cambodian associate Chun One were arrested in 2009 after they were suspected of facilitating underage girls to have sex with the

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Country manager for travel agency arrested for child exploitation

Today Australian national T.L., 65, from Sydney was arrested by the Anti-human Trafficking Police in Siem Reap on two charges of purchasing child prostitution from at least two underage girls and making child pronograpy. T.L. became subject of an investigation after the victims stated that he paid them to have sex with him and that

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Cambodians get 15 years for attempted baby trafficking

Yesterday, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court convicted Cambodian nationals Heng Chhon and Sam Na to 15 years imprisonment each for unlawful removal for cross-border transfer. They were both arrested in November 2013 while trying to cross the border to Thailand with a seven-month-old baby and two disabled men who they intended to bring illegally to

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