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In Brief: Sex charges amended

In Brief: Sex charges amended

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'

imprisonment.

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