Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - UK national sentenced

UK national sentenced

UK national sentenced

A child sex tourist has been jailed in Britain for offenses against children during

trips to Cambodia and the Philippines.

Truck driver Peter Swale, 49, was sentenced in early May to nearly four years in

prison.

"It's believed to be the first time offenses committed in the Philippines and

Cambodia have been tried in the UK," Prosecutor Robert Sadd said.

Police discovered a total of 3,865 indecent images of children when they seized Swale's

computer and camera equipment after he was seen saving images to a disk at an Ipswich

Internet cafe in the United Kingdom.

Some of the images were taken by Swale during a trip to Cambodia in December 2001,

and while he was staying in the Philippines between August 2003 and April 2004.

Swale admitted to 15 charges relating to possession of indecent images of children

and also pleaded guilty to inciting a child in the Philippines to commit a gross

act of indecency.

The judge banned Swale from working with children for life.

MOST VIEWED

  • Ministers to tackle sea pollutants

    Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities and members of local communities have collected 77 tonnes of water hyacinth at a Sihanoukville beach, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesperson Or Saroeun said. He told The Post yesterday that the aquatic weeds had been floating along some of the province’s

  • EU timber deal in firing line

    A committee of more than 20 national and international organisations filed a petition to the EU on October 10 to prevent it from signing a timber trade agreement with Vietnam, noting that the deal would be disastrous to the Kingdom’s forests. The petition claims Vietnamese timber

  • Kim Sok to keep up fight ‘for change’ from Finland

    Kim Sok, wanted by the Kingdom’s authorities for defaming the government, reiterated on Sunday his determination to continue helping to make “a real change” to Cambodian politics after receiving asylum in Finland, even as a government spokesman mocked the political analyst over the development.

  • Government urges end to wildlife trade

    Interior Minister Sar Kheng said on Friday that the Kingdom had fallen victim to wildlife trafficking and called on relevant parties in Cambodia and beyond to help stop the crime. Speaking at the 4th Illegal Wildlife Trade conference attended by leaders from more than 80 countries