Child Trafficker Arrested in Siem Reap

Siem Reap: According police sources, on June 10, 2019, the Office Against Trafficking and Minority Protection charged a woman with human trafficking.

Chea Heng, chief anti-human trafficking and detention officer of Siem Reap provincial police commissioner, said that suspect Peat Mao, 23, a woman from Vihear Chen village, Svay Dangkum commune, Siem Reap province, was using 5 girls aged between 10-15.

The girls were sent begging at the Old Market, Phsar Thmey from noon and were required to pay the suspect 10-20,000 Riel per night.

If they did not obey to the suspect, she threatened to beat them and force them to smoke drugs. It is also alleged she pimped some girls to foreigners.

The suspect was detained following the order of Mr. Born Vannaret, prosecutor of the Siem Reap Court of First Instance on June 10, 2019, at 17:20, and a case file is being prepared for the court according to the procedures.

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