Author Archives: APLE Cambodia

Boys Rescued, British Teacher Charged for Child Sex Crime in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh: On the 29th of November, Phnom Penh Municipal Court charged a 57-year-old British citizen with Article 43 of the Law on Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation, related to Indecent Act involving four boys aged between 9 and 14 years. On November 25, the Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Department arrested the British […]

Newsletter: Child-Centric Standard & Procedure for the Protection of Child Victim of Child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation

Feature Article: Child-Centric Standard & Procedure for the Protection of Child Victim of Child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation   Phnom Penh – Child-centric standards & procedures are a very important tool to increase the protection of the rights of children who have suffered from sexual abuse and exploitation. APLE has been working with child victims for […]

Online Child Sexual Exploitation: A Growing Concern

Phnom Penh: While a lot of benefits from technology are recognised globally, it has also been exploited for illegal activities such as producing, accessing and distributing child sexual abuse materials. Online Child Sexual Exploitation is also causing a growing concern amongst stakeholders working in child rights and protection in the world and in Cambodia. However, […]

Convicted American Child Sex Offender Sentenced to 3 Year Imprisonment in Battambang

Phnom Penh: On 28th of May, Battambang provincial court pronounced a verdict finding American convicted child sex offender Robert James Boehnlein, 66, guilty of Aggravating Circumstance of Indecent Assault of Criminal Code and sentenced him to 3-year imprisonment, the offence he committed against a five-year-old girl who was a daughter of his girlfriend. The court […]

Newsletter: International Collaboration To Fight Against Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Increases Remarkably

Feature Article: International Collaboration To Fight Against Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Increases Remarkably Phnom Penh – In the recent years, it has been observed how offenders, especially traveling sex offenders, have developed more cunning strategies which allow them to have closer contact with children with a higher degree of impunity. As an example, some of […]

Cambodian-American Sentenced To 7 Year Imprisonment After Sexually Abusing 17 Underage Boys

Phnom Penh: On 29th of March, Takeo Provincial Court pronounced a verdict finding a Cambodian-American man, Tan Saravuth, 48, guilty of Purchase of Child Prostitution under Article 34 of the Law on Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation (LSHTSE) and sentenced him to a 7-year imprisonment. The court also ordered him to pay a compensation […]

Convicted American Child Sex Offender Sentenced to 3 Year Imprisonment in Battambang

Battambang: On 28th of May, the Battambang provincial court pronounced a verdict finding American convicted child sex offender Robert James Boehnlein, 66, guilty of Aggravating Circumstance of Indecent Assault of Criminal Code and sentenced him to 3-year imprisonment, the offence he committed against a five-year-old girl who was a daughter of his girlfriend.  The court gave him […]

School Teacher Sentenced to 2 Year Imprisonment in Child Abuse Case

Phnom Penh: On 20th of March, Phnom Penh Municipal Court pronounced a verdict finding British national Mark Andrew Smith, 40, from Great Yarmouth, the United Kingdom, guilty and sentencing him to 2 year imprisonment with suspension in full for committing indecent assault with aggravating circumstances by Article 246 and Article 248 of the Criminal Code […]

School Teacher Sentenced to 2 Year Imprisonment in Child Abuse Case

Phnom Penh: On 20th of March, Phnom Penh Municipal Court pronounced a verdict finding British national Mark Andrew Smith, 40, from Great Yarmouth, the United Kingdom, guilty and sentencing him to 2 year imprisonment with suspension in full for committing indecent assault with aggravating circumstances by Article 246 and Article 248 of the Criminal Code of […]

11 Underage Boys Disclosed Sexual Abuse; Two British Charged

Siem Reap: On 23 February 2018, Siem Reap provincial court charged two British nationals aged 63, and 69 years, with Indecent Acts Against Minors under Fifteen Years of age, under the Law on Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation. Both men were remanded in pretrial detention to await further investigation. The Siem Reap Anti Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Police arrested the British […]

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