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Four face court for child porn offences

Four face court for child porn offences

A United States citizen and three others will today face court after they were arrested in Daun Penh district on Friday for producing pornographic videos and images of an 11-year-old girl.

Samleang Seila, country director for child protection NGO Action Pour Les Enfants, said yesterday that APLE had worked with local police and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Police to arrest the US national, his girlfriend, the victim’s older sister and a friend of the victim’s older sister.

“[The US national] destroyed some video tapes ... and [police] believe that those video tapes were of the suspect having sex with children,” said Samleang Seila, adding that ICE informed APLE of the US citizen’s presence in Cambodia late last year.

The victim said in an APLE statement that she had been lured to the guesthouse twice before, and was raped by the US national at least three times.

APLE stated that police found toy handcuffs, rope and a toy gun at the guesthouse as well as CDs, broken video tapes, a camera and methamphetamines.

Daun Penh district police chief Hun Sothy yesterday declined to comment.

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