A Canadian national is facing child prostitution charges after his weekend arrest at a Siem Reap hotel, where he was allegedly discovered in the company of a 14-year-old girl.
Operating on a tip, police obtained a warrant on Friday and raided the room of Vigai Indra Komar, who had been staying at the Hilton Angkor resort for a short time.
Inside, they found the girl cowering naked in the bathroom, along with what they described as pornographic materials and erectile enhancement pills, according to Chea Heng, deputy chief of the anti-human trafficking and children protection office for Siem Reap province.
“We found many obscene discs and medicine to make someone strong during ex,” Heng said, adding that Komar was sent to court on Saturday while the girl was helped at the provincial social affairs office.
This is not Komar’s first run-in with the law in Siem Reap town.
On a previous visit to the tourist destination, he was picked up but not charged, according to Heng, following what police believed to be suspicious contact with a young bookseller.
Provincial deputy prosecutor Sok Keo Bandit told the Post yesterday that he has filed preliminary child prostitution charges and that the case is now in the hands of an investigating judge.