A 16-year-old boy was charged at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday for having sex with a 14-year-old girl and sharing pornographic pictures of her.
Phnom Penh Municipal anti-human trafficking police director Keo Thea confirmed the arrest and said the victim’s family sent the suspect to his department.
“We already sent him to court. The victim’s family caught the youth and brought him to us. This is not the first time we have encountered such matters … there have been so many similar cases,” he said.
He said police have concrete evidence that the youth had sex with a juvenile and disseminated pornographic pictures of the underage girl, he said.
The victim and the suspect studied at the same school. The suspect took pictures of the victim after he had sex with her.
He later used her nude pictures as a threat to demand sex with her again but she refused, according to local media reports.
Phnom Penh Municipal Court’s prosecutor Kuch Kimlong said further action is being taken against the youth who is in police custody.
“We have already charged him and the matter is currently being investigated by the judge,” he said.