Wanted US Sex Offender Arrested in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh: The Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Department teamed up with the Department of External Intelligence and Technical Affairs and the US Embassy’s Regional Security Office (RSO) on August 25, 2019, to enforce a Californian warrant. An American man named Karl Von Boenninghausen, date of birth November 22, 1953, was wanted on charges of sexual abuse against children in Los Angeles, California.

Police arrested Karl Von Boenninghausen at The Happy House, located near Wat Saravan, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh and sent him to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Protection Department.

Passports and 9 disks were confiscated, along with phones and computer devices.

Currently, the Department of Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection is sending the offender and materials to the Immigration Department for further procedures. Cambodian Police

UPDATE:According to California court records, Karl Von Boenninghausen is facing three counts of lewdness with a child under age 14 (felony 288A), two counts of continuous sexual abuse for a period longer than three months of a child under age 14 living in the same residence (felony 288.5A), and one count of engaging in oral copulation or sexual penetration of a child ten years of age or younger (felony 288.7B).

It appears that the charges were only filed against him on July 10. Court records suggest that he may have missed a court appearance on August 6.

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