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Monk questioned over peeping

Monk questioned over peeping

A DEFROCKED monk who allegedly recorded videos of naked women in the public shower of a pagoda was questioned at Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday on charges of distributing pornography, court officials said.

Neth Kai, 35, was arrested on Saturday following a complaint from a woman who accused the monk of secretly recording a video of her while she was showering in a bathroom at Srah Chak pagoda in Daun Penh district’s Srah Chak commune.

“After a few hours of interrogation, I decided not to charge the monk yet. There is a lot of evidence to go over such as a confiscated computer, memory cards, pornographic VCDS, a camera, mobile phones, etc,” Ek Chheng Huot, deputy prosecutor at Phnom Penh Municipal Court, said Monday.

He added that the man would again be held overnight at the Daun Penh district police station before being questioned further today.

A court clerk who spoke on the condition of anonymity said Neth Kai would be prosecuted under charges related to the production and distribution of pornography, a charge that carries with it a sentence of between one month and one year and a fine of between US$48 and $480.

A Daun Penh district police official who also declined to be named said on Monday that anyone caught viewing the pornographic videos recorded by Neth Kai could also face arrest.

On Saturday, the suspect allegedly admitted to recording videos of about 20 women using mobile-phone cameras hidden inside a wall and a pot of incense sticks.

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