Thursday, 10 March 2011

Two French men held on child sex charges in Cambodia

via CAAI

PHNOM PENH - TWO French men have been charged with child sex offences in separate cases in Cambodia, officials said on Wednesday.

Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday charged 35-year-old designer and photographer Mathias Cassar with 'producing and selling child porn on the Internet", prosecutor Plang Sophal told AFP.

Cassar was arrested on Sunday as he was preparing to take pictures of three underage girls at a rented house in the capital Phnom Penh.

Cassar's Cambodian wife was also arrested and faces the same charges.

Mr Plang Sophal added that Cassar is thought to have abused at least eight children, all aged five to 13.

The pair face up to 20 years in jail if convicted, he said. -- AFP

1 comment:

Cambodian Songs said...

I find it particularly sad that people from developed countries are traveling to an impoverished country like Cambodia to prey on children. Cambodians generally look up to foreigners, particularly Westerners, as role models for fairness, benevolence, freedom and justice. The acts of the sex tourists are threatening to undermine the good deeds of those foreigners who are in Cambodia to do good.