Deported Surrogate Mother and Friends in PP Court

Phnom Penh: Police from the Anti-Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Department of the Ministry of Interior on 16 July 2019 sent three Cambodian women to the Phnom Penh Court of First Instance in a case involving a surrogacy to a Chinese national. It is reported that they were brought in for questioning and not charged.

The first suspect, Seng Chenda, 32, Phoun Somnoun, 32, and Sam Sarun, 31, are all from Ang Snoul district, Kandal province.

On Oct. 25, 2018, Chinese doctors artificially inseminated one of the women, and on June 29 planned to leave leave overland to China to deliver the child.

The suspects were detained by Vietnamese police in northern Vietnam, trying to cross into China. Phoun went into labor and delivered a daughter before they were deported to Cambodia.

They were later The suspects have confessed on planning to sell the baby to Chinese nationals for $ 8,000. The judge will make a decision on the case shortly.

*There is no mention on the health or whereabouts of the baby

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