Child Protection Unit forms online group to fight cyber exploitation

The Child Protection Unit (CPU) has established Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) – an online group created to combat any form of online child sexual exploitation and abuse. In a Facebook post on Saturday where he made the announcement, ICU operations director James McCabe said ...

Ry Sochan

Child torturer won’t be extradited, mother says

Despite initial hopes that the man who tortured her 2-year-old son last year would face trial in Cambodia, the child’s mother said on Tuesday that Vietnamese police have informed her that the abuser would not be extradited from Vietnam. ...

Phan Soumy

Child-rescuing maverick now hunting pedophiles

Even by his own admission, it is an extraordinary change in fortunes for Adam Whittington. Eight months ago, the so-called “child recovery agent” was languishing in a stark Lebanese jail facing kidnapping charges after a failed attempt to snatch two children from the streets of Beirut ...

George Wright

Police unit says almost 300 crimes against children in 2015

The Child Protection Unit (CPU), a police unit supported by the Cambodian Children’s Fund, investigated 292 cases involving serious crimes against children in 2015, its director of operations said on Tuesday. ...

Peter Ford and Ben Sokhean

Surge seen in crimes against children

The Child Protection Unit (CPU) has seen a surge in cases of serious crimes against children in recent weeks, though the NGO says that partly reflects their expanded presence in Cambodia and improved reporting practices. ...

Charles Parkinson

Appeal of UN murder charges

The convicted man sentenced to just 13 years in prison for murdering a Dutch UN worker and her baby daughter last year in Phnom Penh could face a lengthier sentence if a pending appeal is successful, according to court documents. ...

Sean Teehan and Cheang Sokha

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