A MAN charged last September with operating a brothel and recruiting women to work as sex workers was tried yesterday at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court. Meach Buny, 41, denied both charges, saying he had merely rented rooms to sex workers, charging them half of what their clients paid them. Deputy prosecutor Phlong Sophal told Presiding Judge Sous Sam Ath that the accused had been running a brothel and recruiting women to work in it since 2007. The brothel was for Cambodian and foreign clients, Sophal said. The verdict is expected on July 27.