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US man charged for under-age sex

US man charged for under-age sex

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American James Allan Morrow, charged yesterday with purchasing child prostitution, producing pornographic materials and illegal drug use, leaves Phnom Penh Municipal Court today.

Phnom Penh Municipal Court today charged an American man and two Cambodian women with purchasing child prostitution and producing a pornographic video involving an 11-year-old girl.

Ek Chheng Huot, deputy prosecutor at the Municipal Court, said today that James Allan Morrow, 46, was also charged with illegal drug use and the possession of an unspecified amount of pornographic material involving children, which was seized at his home upon his arrest.

The two Cambodian women, Chamroeun Chanthan and Say Sareth, were charged as accomplices.

“James Allan Morrow has been charged with three criminal offences and the two Cambodian women have been charged as his accomplices,” he said.

“They are now being sent to an investigating judge to conduct further questioning in preparation for a future trial.”

Keo Sothy, a Daun Penh district police officer, said that Morrow was arrested on Friday morning at the LS Guesthouse in Phsar Thmey III commune.

“This American national was arrested while he was producing a pornographic video of an 11-year old girl in his room at the guesthouse,” Keo Sothy said.

He added that after the arrest, police found a box of condoms, a set of toy handcuffs, rope and a toy gun at the guesthouse, as well as 97 sex CDs, video tapes, a camera, seven pornographic pictures, one packet of marijuana, 3 yama pills and two packets of chrystalised methamphetamine, or ice, along with other drug paraphernalia.

Keo Sothy said that if Morrow is found guilty, he could face a sentence of at least 10 years in prison.

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