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Foreigner charged over teens

Foreigner charged over teens

A Turkish man and two Cambodian women arrested at a guesthouse near the capital’s Wat Phnom were charged by Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday for their alleged participation in procuring and engaging in child prostitution, police said.

Lieutenant Colonel Keo Thea, chief of the municipal anti-human trafficking and juvenile protection unit, said Turkish tourist Andyin Goktepe, 59, Doeung Srey Neth, 22, and Saing Thoeun, 53, were arrested on Wednesday night.

“Andyin Goktepe was charged by the municipal court with the purchase of child prostitution under the Cambodian Law on Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation. The two Cambodian women were charged with procurement of prostitution,” Thea said on Friday.

After the trio’s arrest, police rescued two girls, both 14, who said they had been brought to a hotel by Srey Neth and Thoeun to have sex with Goktepe, who had promised the two older women $700, Thea said.

If found guilty, the suspects could face between five and 15 years in prison, he added.


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