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In Brief: American convicted of child rape

In Brief: American convicted of child rape

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US national has been sentenced to 13 years in prison  by the Phnom Penh

Municipal Court for sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl. Judge Chan

Madina also ordered Jason Todd Baumbach, 41, to pay 20 million riels

(US$5,000) as compensation to the victim, who was living with him at

the time the abuse occured. Baumbach's sentence, which was handed down

Thursday, comes after his arrest in September and a closed-door hearing

in February. His lawyers said they would appeal the decision.

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