Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Alleged pedo busted by police in Siem Reap

Alleged pedo busted by police in Siem Reap

Alleged pedo busted by police in Siem Reap

A 41-year-old Japanese national was arrested by Siem Reap Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection police yesterday and charged with sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl.

The unit’s chairman, Doung Thavery, told the Post police had arrested the man and sent him to provincial court after the victim filed a complaint.

“Police questioned him, and we found he was involved with this matter,” she said, adding that the suspect was also questioned at court by deputy prosecutor Heng Peng.

According to police, the alleged pedophile has been living in Siem Reap for the past five years and renting a room in Taphul village next to the victim and her older sister.

Police confiscated a pair of underpants and a towel that the victim claimed the assailant had used to cover her head as he abused her. 

To contact the reporter on this story: Thik Kaliyann at [email protected]


  • Hun Sen to ‘step down’ if he loses Sam Rainsy bet over Kem Sokha

    Hun Sen has promised to step down as prime minister while opposition figure Sam Rainsy pledges to turn himself in as forfeits if the long-term political rivals lose a “bet” over the future of former opposition leader Kem Sokha, who is on bail awaiting trial

  • UAE prince seeks to invest in Cambodia

    The UAE has expressed interest in Cambodian oil and gas exploration. Minister of Mines and Energy Suy Sem said this was the result of his discussions with Sheikh Ahmed bin Dalmook bin Juma al-Maktoum, a member of the royal family who visited him on Wednesday.

  • Smith calls for ‘release’ of Sokha as visit ends

    At a press conference to conclude her 11-day visit to Cambodia, UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Cambodia Rhona Smith on Thursday called for treason charges against former opposition leader Kem Sokha to be dropped and for him to be released from “restricted detention”.

  • PM denies ‘nepotism’ claims

    Prime minister Hun Sen denied on Thursday that nepotism was involved in the recent promotions of the children of senior government officials. He said they had been “trained” and were entirely capable of carrying out their duties while being open to “punishment” like anyone else.