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Supreme Court Court hears sex traffic case appeal

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El Romkiy, also known as El Mary walks out from the court room. Kim Sarom

Supreme Court Court hears sex traffic case appeal

The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard the appeal of a woman convicted for trafficking a minor and a 23-year-old woman for sex in Malaysia in 2014.

Thirty-nine-year-old El Romkiy, also known as El Mary, was sentenced to seven years in prison by Kampong Cham provincial court in July 2015. She was charged with Unlawful Removal with Purpose, as stipulated under Article 10 of Law on Suppression of Human Trafficking.

In November 2014, Mary helped the two victims get a job at a tailors owned by a Cambodian national in Malaysia. Once there, one of the victims claimed that she was forced to provide sex services to a man for money.

The sisters escaped to Cambodia after four months in Malaysia, at which point they filed a complaint against the suspect.

At the court room on Wednesday, the suspect claimed the victims’ mother asked her to find them jobs in Malaysia.

Presiding Judge Kong Srim said a verdict will be delivered next Wednesday.