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Dodd extradited to US

AN American man who has been sentenced to 13 years in prison on charges of purchasing sex from underage girls in two separate cases was extradited to the US on Monday, Cambodian and American officials said.

Bith Kimhong, director of the anti-human trafficking department at the Ministry of Interior, said Michael James Dodd had been sent to the US per the request of officials there.

The US embassy said in a statement Tuesday that an arrest warrant had been issued by American authorities, and that Dodd would face charges under the 2003 PROTECT Act.

“This act allows US citizens who commit sex crimes abroad to be prosecuted and sentenced under US law upon their return to the country. The US is grateful for the assistance provided by the Royal Government in this case,” read the statement.

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