Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Child sex charges for Canadian

Child sex charges for Canadian

A Canadian national was arrested in Battambang on Sunday for allegedly having sex with a minor, anti-human trafficking police said yesterday.

Koy Heang, provincial director of the anti-human trafficking and juvenile protection unit, said that Vadim Scott would be sent to court today and charged with buying child prostitution for purchasing sex with a 14-year-old boy.

“We arrested him at 12:10am on Sunday, while a 14-year-old boy was sleeping with him. The man had slept with the boy already, but when we opened the door, the boy ran out,” he said, adding that Scott had been living in Thailand and only arrived in the country recently.

Scott is now in custody of the provincial police, said Heang, and was in touch with the Canadian embassy and finding a lawyer.

“[He said] he regretted what he had done, and that he thought that the child had reached the legal age,” added Heang.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

The fall of Phnom Penh 40 years on

An eyewitness remembers the day the Khmer Rouge stormed the Cambodian capital and took power.

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama in Siem Reap

First lady of the United States talks girls education during trip to Cambodia.

Leang Seckon

Cambodian artist hits the big time

Phnom Penh based artist Leang Seckon's collage reflections on Khmer society are featuring at the prestigious Art Basel in Hong Kong.