Siem Reap provincial court on Wednesday charged six supervisors at a karaoke club in Siem Reap town for prostitution following the arrest of 72 female workers and nine supervisors in a raid last Tuesday, provincial officials said yesterday.
Siem Reap provincial court deputy president Sok Leang said that the suspects were being detained at the provincial prison pending a court hearing.
“We don’t know when the hearing starts while an investigating judge is continuing investigating and hunting for the karaoke [club] owner,” said Sok Leang.
Seventy-two women and nine supervisors were arrested in a raid by provincial authorities at Wonder Club in Siem Reap town last Tuesday under suspicion of prostitution and illegal sex trafficking.
Sun Bunthorn, chief of the provincial Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Bureau, said that three of the supervisors were not involved and were released after questioning and the 72 women were sent to the provincial department of social affairs.
“This is the fourth case of cracking down on prostitution in Siem Reap province this year,” said Sun Bunthorn.