Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Teacher gets 5 years for pedophilia

Teacher gets 5 years for pedophilia

Teacher gets 5 years for pedophilia

An Australian teacher was sentenced at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to five years in prison yesterday for sexually abusing six boys aged 3 to 11 in 2013 and 2014.

Presiding judge Kor Vandy said that George Moussallie, 53, was also ordered to pay a fine of five million riel (about $1,250), and to pay 10 million riel to each of the two victims who demanded compensation.

“The court orders he be expelled from Cambodia as soon as he has completely served his term of imprisonment,” Vandy added.

Moussallie was charged with having sexual intercourse with a minor under 15 and committing an indecent act against a minor under 15.

According to police, Moussallie was arrested at his apartment where police found two boys under the age of 11 and a laptop containing pornographic images of children.

Moussallie maintained his innocence at trial, admitting only to taking nude photos of the boys, but saying they weren’t meant to be sexual in nature, and that no physical contact had occurred. His lawyer, Suy Sunhak, said yesterday he had already filed an appeal.


  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all