Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Court upholds French pedophile’s sentence

Court upholds French pedophile’s sentence

Court upholds French pedophile’s sentence

A court yesterday rejected the appeal case of a 58-year-old Frenchman jailed for sexually assaulting children.

Marcel Morin was given an 18-month sentence in February for sexually abusing two minors under the age of 15. Morin was convicted in Siem Reap for similar charges last year.

Morin’s lawyer, Dun Vibol, said the only evidence was the victims’ testimony.

“There was no real proof … to show that he has committed [the offence],” Vibol said, also questioning the legality of the decision. “These instances occurred five years ago. According to the Cambodian penal code, it was beyond the time of jurisdiction to accuse my client.”

Morin will not appeal the court’s decision.

MOST VIEWED

  • Angkor Wat named as the top landmark for the second year

    Travel website TripAdvisor has named Cambodia’s ancient wonder Angkor Wat as the top landmark in the world for the second year running in their Travelers’ Choice Award 2018, an achievement Cambodian tourism operators expect will attract more tourists to the Kingdom. The website uses traveller

  • New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’

    After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty

  • Hun Sen detractors ‘will die’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said those who curse or insult him would eventually die without a plot of land to bury their bodies after being killed by lightning, suffering the same fate as those who recently died in Thmar Baing district in Koh

  • Ministry’s plan for net sparks fears

    The government has ordered all domestic and international internet traffic in the Kingdom to pass through a Data Management Centre (DMC) that has been newly created by the state-owned Telecom Cambodia, in a move some have claimed is an attempt to censor government critics. Spokesman