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CRACKDOWN: Brit charged with child sex crimes

CRACKDOWN: Brit charged with child sex crimes

CRACKDOWN
Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday charged Gareth Ashley Corbett, a 51-year-old British national, with committing indecent acts against a minor, following his arrest in Preah Sihanouk province a day earlier. If convicted, Corbett, who is suspected of abusing a 12-year-old girl, faces between one and three years in prison and a fine of up to 6 million riels (US$1,432). Corbett's arrest came in connection with the investigation of an American man, 44-year-old Scott Alan Hecker, municipal juvenile protection police chief Keo Thea said. Hecker was also arrested last week and charged for abusing the same 12-year-old as well as a 14-year-old girl, Keo Thea added.

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