Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Facebook furore: Alleged FB extortionist now on trial

Facebook furore: Alleged FB extortionist now on trial

Facebook furore: Alleged FB extortionist now on trial

A 24-year-old IT student at SETEC University was charged by Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday for posting 14 nude photos of a woman on Facebook and demanding money from her in exchange for deleting the pictures

Eng Samphors, who was arrested on March 27 this year, was charged with pornography distribution and extortion, said judge Mong Mony Sorphea.

The 21-year-old victim said Samphors, whom she met through Facebook last December, raped her twice after inviting her to his house in Phnom Penh on February 10.

“After raping me, he took my nude photos,” she said, adding that Samphors posted the photos after she declined to meet again.

During his hearing yesterday, Samphors confessed to posting the photos but denied blackmailing the woman, saying she was his girlfriend.

“I posted her nude photos on my Facebook because I got angry that she refused to meet me,” Somphors said.

A verdict is due to be handed down on November 22.

MOST VIEWED

  • Stock photo agencies cash in on Khmer Rouge tragedy
    Stock-photo companies selling images from S-21 raises ethics concerns

    A woman with short-cropped hair stares directly into the camera, her head cocked slightly to the side. On her lap is a sleeping infant just barely in the frame. The woman was the wife of a Khmer Rouge officer who fell out of favour, and

  • Prime Minister: Take back islands from inactive developers

    The government will “take back” land on roughly 30 islands from private companies that have not made progress on planned developments, Prime Minister Hun Sen said in a speech on Monday that also targeted land-grabbing villagers and idle provincial governors. Speaking at the inauguration of the

  • Land on capital’s riverfront is opened up for investment

    The government has signed off on a proposal to designate more than 9 hectares of land along Phnom Penh’s riverfront as state-private land, opening it up for private investment or long-term leasing. The 9.25-hectare stretch of riverfront from the capital’s Night Market to the

  • Royal Group's Koh Rong luxury hotel officially opens

    The Royal Sands Koh Rong hotel on Monday marked its official launch as the first luxury resort on Cambodia’s most visited island. Prime Minister Hun Sen presided over the inauguration of the hotel, which has been open since December, and features rooms priced at