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Cambodian children still vulnerable to sex abuse by foreigners: NGO

Samleang Seila, executive director of APLE, yesterday during a workshop said that developing countries do not yet have concrete means to discourage and prevent the sexual abuse of children. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50563914/cambodian-children-still-vulnerable-to-sex-abuse-by-foreigners-ngo/

Release of French Pedophile sparks outrage

This month’s early release of convicted French pedophile Philipe Broaly – despite ongoing court appeals – is an insult to victims and a huge step backwards for child protection in Cambodia, multiple NGOs have warned.  ...

Jack Laurenson
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/13589/release-of-french-pedophile-sparks-outrage/

Cambodian court charges French organization director with rape, sexual molestation

A Cambodian court on Friday accused Philippe Broaly, 49, director of Enfants du Cambodge, of rape and sexual molestation after he has allegedly sexually exploited seven boys living in his organization, a senior police officer confirmed. “The Preah Sihanouk provincial court formally charged the French ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/euruope/2014-10/17/c_133724839.htm

APLE defends work on case

Child rights groups Action Pour Les Enfants and International Justice Mission have said they carried out a “detailed and impartial” investigation into claims of sexual abuse before removing six young boys from their families against their parents’ wishes last week.  In a statement defending their work ...

Alice Cuddy and Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/aple-defends-work-case

Easy currency: Poverty and abuse in Cambodia's 'virginity trade'

Danet* is fourteen, and lives in a house built on wooden stilts, with no walls, and only tarpaulin for shelter. The ‘virginity trade’ is rampant in Cambodia, particularly in the capital, and is “a big problem”, says Tim Huon from Action Pour Les Enfants (APLE), ...

Lucy Watson
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/easy-currency-poverty-and-abuse-in-cambodias-virginity-trade-9595726.html

Cambodia school director arrested for trafficking students

A Cambodian school director has been arrested for trafficking teenage students to have sex with foreign donors, police say. Waha Long, the 32-year-old founder of the Underprivileged Children School in the northwestern tourist hub of Siem Reap, could face up to five years in jail if ...

ABC Radio Australia News Staff
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2014-07-08/cambodia-school-director-arrested-for-trafficking-students/1340070

Lawyer who paid for sex with boy avoids jail

The Siem Reap Municipal Court on Tuesday sentenced Cambodian lawyer Mao Tan Eam to two-and-a-half years in prison for purchasing child prostitution, but he will not spend a single day in jail after the court suspended the entire custodial sentence, an official said. Deputy provincial prosecutor ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/lawyer-who-paid-for-sex-with-boy-avoids-jail-58293/

Lifting maid ban proving a challenge

A lack of legal protections, insufficient commitment from the Malaysian government and an overworked, understaffed embassy are among the major obstacles to lifting the maid ban, according to an internal government report obtained yesterday. Penned by the Ministry of Interior, the 12-page brief details a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013010960701/National/lifting-maid-ban-proving-a-challenge.html

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