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Court upholds French pedophile’s sentence

A court yesterday rejected the appeal case of a 58-year-old Frenchman jailed for sexually assaulting children.

Marcel Morin was given an 18-month sentence in February for sexually abusing two minors under the age of 15. Morin was convicted in Siem Reap for similar charges last year.

Morin’s lawyer, Dun Vibol, said the only evidence was the victims’ testimony.

“There was no real proof … to show that he has committed [the offence],” Vibol said, also questioning the legality of the decision. “These instances occurred five years ago. According to the Cambodian penal code, it was beyond the time of jurisdiction to accuse my client.”

Morin will not appeal the court’s decision.



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