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Russian arrested on sex charges

A Russian national was arrested by anti-human trafficking police in Siem Reap yesterday on charges of purchasing sex and child pornography relating to three minor girls.

Thikhonoyvia Dimirovich, 46, was arrested yesterday afternoon in Kokchak commune, according to the National Police website.

The arrest came after more than a week of police investigation, said Khoem Vando, deputy director of field operations at Action Pour Les Enfants.

According to Vando, police found incriminating photos of Dimirovich with female minors on his Facebook page.

Vando added that during the arrest, police seized materials from Dimirovich’s room that have been entered as evidence.

“He is now in police custody and police are collecting more evidence to build up the case,” he said, noting it was unknown whether Dimirovich was in Siem Reap as a tourist or for work.

Doung Thavry, director of Siem Reap’s anti-human trafficking and juvenile protection division, confirmed the arrested but declined to give details.



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