Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Monk questioned over peeping

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.

MOST VIEWED

  • US to ramp up sanctions after ‘flawed’ national polls

    At a press conference on Wednesday, the US State Department announced that it would expand visa sanctions on the Cambodian officials and individuals it deems responsible for “undermining democracy” in Cambodia. At the briefing, spokesperson Heather Nauert reiterated that the department regarded the July 29 elections

  • Final poll results confirm first single-party Assembly

    IN an unprecedented situation in Cambodian politics, the official results of the July 29 national elections have declared that the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) will take all 125 seats in the National Assembly on the back of it receiving 76 per cent of the votes. The National

  • Chinese influence to sweep Kingdom?

    Growing Cambodia-China ties have seen the latter’s influence sweep across the Kingdom through increased investments and tourism. The Asian giant has become the leading source of foreign funds in Cambodia, fuelling the construction sector with huge casino and hotel projects. Much of the growth

  • PM's Bodyguard commander hits back at US

    The commander of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Bodyguard Unit (BGU) Hing Bun Heang on Sunday dismissed a short video clip that went viral on social media in which he says he is preparing for a war with the United States over its aggressiveness towards