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‘Evidence’ taken from SR school

‘Evidence’ taken from SR school

Investigators from the Child Protection Unit yesterday confiscated a laptop and cameras believed to contain evidence of child abuse at the Underprivileged Children School in Siem Reap.

Former Australian Federal Police officer James McCabe, who heads the unit, said the investigation was ongoing into allegations that the school’s 33-year-old director Long Ven, who was arrested on Monday, sold sex with underage students to foreigners posing as donors.

“We’ve conducted further inquiries today and made sure all of the children have been interviewed,” he said. “We’ve identified three potential victims . . . [and] recovered cameras and a laptop that we think were used to make recordings.”

Ven was due to be charged at Siem Reap provincial court this morning, according to Doung Thavery, provincial anti-trafficking police chief.

“Today, we detained him temporarily at Siem Reap province police headquarters, and we accused him of illegally trafficking children,” she said.

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