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Sok Sobi. I enjoy taking pictures of people and places, particular interest in Landscape, People and Travel photography. Pictures and stories that bring Social Awareness and the potential for long term social change or policy are important to me. I use Canon Digital Cameras (EOS 1Ds,1D Mk1,2,4 plus Powershot G11) with a selection of Canon lenses, the 24-105 IS f4L being my favourite at present. I use Lightroom & Photoshop Elements to edit my work. Canon equipment and lenses give me just what I need, reliability and high IQ. I am now living and working in Cambodia, South East Asia, using Phnom Penh as a base to explore the region. I publish stories that are important to me on my blog but always try to give a balanced picture.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Englishman ARRESTED over Sex with Juveniles claim

The Cambodian Municipal police have arrested a 50-year-old British national they believe paid to have sex with two underage girls age 11 and 12, officials said yesterday. 
The suspect was arrested at a guesthouse in Kandal province’s Kien Svay district on Sunday night.
Also arrested was a 46-year-old tuk-tuk driver who allegedly arranged for the suspect to have sex with the girls. The owner of the guesthouse as well as the mother of one of the girls were also arrested. 

Keo Thea, director of the municipal Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Bureau, said yesterday that the arrest followed several days of investigation.
“He was staying in the room with the two girls who he had sex with for six days, and who he paid US$1,500 each for a weeklong contract before we arrested him on the last day,” .

It does beg some questions though, why did the Police wait so long before the arrest, 1 week gathering evidence, surely after 1 night he had committed the crime and should have been arrested then to prevent more abuse to the children. I'm sure this will be a very high profile prosecution to give credibility to the Anti Human Trafficking Division. If he is guilty then I hope that he will serve his sentence in Cambodia before being deported back to UK....