Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - German accused of sexually assaulting children

German accused of sexually assaulting children

Udo Sabiniewcs, accused of sexually abusing at least five children, appears at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday.
Udo Sabiniewcs, accused of sexually abusing at least five children, appears at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday. Pha Lina

German accused of sexually assaulting children

A 57-year-old German man accused of sexually abusing at least five children at his rental home in the capital’s Chbar Ampov district was tried before the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday.

Presiding judge Heng Sokna said Udo Sabiniewicz, owner of FX Animation Studios, was charged with “indecent acts against a minor" under Article 43 of the Law on Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation following his June 16 arrest, prompted by complaints from the mothers of five boys, aged 7 to 13.

“He persuaded children to see TV and animation cartoons . . . in his rental house,” where he then sexually assaulted them, Sokna said.

Plaintiff Long Samnang, 37, Sabiniewicz’s house-cleaner for two months prior to his arrest, claims her son, 9, was abused and is seeking $5,000 in reparations.

Sabiniewicz yesterday maintained his innoncence, but admitted the children watched TV at his home.

“Their mothers brought them to my house in order to see my animation cartoon movies,” he said, adding that he did not abuse the children.

MOST VIEWED

  • Hong Kong firm done buying Coke Cambodia

    Swire Coca-Cola Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong-listed Swire Pacific Ltd, on November 25 announced that it had completed the acquisition of The Coca-Cola Co’s bottling business in Cambodia, as part of its ambitions to expand into the Southeast Asian market. Swire Coca-Cola affirmed

  • Cambodia's Bokator now officially in World Heritage List

    UNESCO has officially inscribed Cambodia’s “Kun Lbokator”, commonly known as Bokator, on the World Heritage List, according to Minister of Culture and Fine Arts Phoeurng Sackona in her brief report to Prime Minister Hun Sen on the night of November 29. Her report, which was

  • NagaWorld union leader arrested at airport after Australia trip

    Chhim Sithar, head of the Labour Rights Supported Union of Khmer Employees at NagaWorld integrated casino resort, was arrested on November 26 at Phnom Penh International Airport and placed in pre-trial detention after returning from a 12-day trip to Australia. Phnom Penh Municipal Court Investigating Judge

  • Angkor Beer, 30 Years of Prestige and Still Counting

    Let’s celebrate 30 years of prestige with Angkor Beer. In this 2022, Angkor Beer is 30 years old and has been staying with Cambodian hearts in all circumstances. Head of core beer portfolio, EmYuthousaid, “We have been with Cambodians for three decades now. We, ANGKOR Beer, pride

  • Sub-Decree approves $30M for mine clearance

    The Cambodian government established the ‘Mine-Free Cambodia 2025 Foundation’, and released an initial budget of $30 million. Based on the progress of the foundation in 2023, 2024 and 2025, more funds will be added from the national budget and other sources. In a sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen

  • Two senior GDP officials defect to CPP

    Two senior officials of the Grassroots Democratic Party (GDP) have asked to join the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), after apparently failing to forge a political alliance in the run-up to the 2023 general election. Yang Saing Koma, chairman of the GDP board, and Lek Sothear,