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Child Sex Case: Court drops charges against Dane

Child Sex Case
Banteay Meanchey provincial court has released a Danish man who was serving pretrial detention after being charged with two counts of purchasing child prostitution, a court official said Thursday. So Vath, the provincial court prosecutor, said Monday’s release of J?rgen Hansen had been approved by the investigating judge working the case. “We freed him from the prison on June 28 after an investigating judge found there was not enough evidence to prove him guilty,” So Vath said. Ny Chandara, deputy police chief of the provincial anti-human trafficking and juvenile protection bureau, said Hansen was charged in November with purchasing child prostitution from two girls, ages 13 and 14. “We invited [the girls] to our police station for questioning, and found out the man was involved in purchasing child prostitution,” he said. But So Vath said the court had concluded that the 13-year-old girl’s initial statement to police, in which she said she had had sex with Hansen up to 50 times, was “just a liar’s confession made under police duress”, and that she had later changed her story.

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