Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Jailed foreigner pleads innocence at hearing



Jailed foreigner pleads innocence at hearing

Jailed foreigner pleads innocence at hearing

A Turkish man pleaded not guilty to a child prostitution charge at his Supreme Court trial on Wednesday. Aydin Goktepe, 51, claimed he was cheated by a “prostitute” when he asked her to find him a wife in 2014.

He said the woman introduced him to a girl she claimed was her 18-year-old sister. But when they met at a guesthouse , he rejected the marriage roposal, saying the girl was actually 14 years old.

The girl’s family then alleged in a lawsuit that Goktepe had had sex with her, each time paying her $300. “I did not have sexual intercourse with the girl,” he said.

Supreme Court Judge Kim Sethavy said a verdict will be delivered on November 28.

MOST VIEWED

  • ‘Kingdom one of safest to visit in Covid-19 era’

    The Ministry of Tourism on January 12 proclaimed Cambodia as one of the safest countries to visit in light of the Kingdom having been ranked number one in the world by the Senegalese Economic Prospective Bureau for its success in handling the Covid-19 pandemic. In rankings

  • Ministry mulls ASEAN+3 travel bubble

    The Ministry of Tourism plans to launch a travel bubble allowing transit between Cambodia and 12 other regional countries in a bid to resuscitate the tourism sector amid crushing impact of the ongoing spread of Covid-19, Ministry of Tourism spokesman Top Sopheak told The Post on

  • Kingdom accepts Chinese vaccine, PM first to get jab

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said China would offer Cambodia an immediate donation of one million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine produced by the Sinopharm company. In an audio message addressing the public on the night of January 15, he said Cambodia has accepted the offer and

  • Reeling in Cambodia’s real estate sector

    A new norm sets the scene but risks continue to play out in the background A cold wind sweeps through the streets of Boeung Trabek on an early January morning as buyers and traders engage in commerce under bright blue skies. From a distance, the

  • Quarantine site in north Phnom Penh inaugurated

    A four-building quarantine centre in Phnom Penh’s Prek Pnov district was formally inaugurated on January 6. The centre can house up to 500 people, according to Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng. At the inauguration ceremony, Sreng said the municipal hall had cooperated with the Ministry

  • ‘Beware of WhatsApp fraudsters’

    The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications warned members of the public who use WhatsApp to vigilantly guard against a new trick employed by hackers that involves the use of six-digit codes sent to potential victims via the popular messaging app. The ministry said hackers could