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Norwegian accused of sexually abusing boy

A 64-year-old Norwegian man suspected of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday and will be sent to provincial court where he is expected to be charged with purchasing child prostitution, police officials said Thursday.

The man was arrested in Siem Reap town’s Sala Kamroek commune after police put under suveillance a guesthouse that he frequented.

Sun Bunthorn, chief of the province’s Anti-Child Trafficking Bureau, told the Post Thursday that his team had been investigating the suspect for several months, after seeing him entering the guest house with a young boy several times.

The youth was questioned after emerging from the guesthouse and told officers he had been paid US$40 for performing oral sex and other sexual acts on the man, Sun Bunthorn said.

Sun Bunthorn said the man had not confessed, but that he had admitted to giving the boy money.

Police are looking for other victims, Sun Bunthorn said, adding that authorities believe more boys have been abused by this man.



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