An American national who appeared
Wednesday before the Phnom Penh Municipal Court has been charged with
purchasing prostitution from a minor. Mark Stephan Freitag, 60, was
arrested Monday in Phnom Penh on suspicion of three counts of sex
crimes against minors. But Municipal Court prosecutor Sok Kolyan on
Thursday announced that all offences would be covered by a single
charge under Article 34 of the Law on Suppression of Human Trafficking
and Sexual Exploitation. If convicted, Freitag faces 7 to 15 years'