Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Phnom Penh Municipal Court sentenced a former anti-human trafficking and juvenile protection chief and three Cambodian-Vietnamese nationals to jail terms of between seven and eight years for running a prostitution racket in Phnom Penh. Three of the four, including 41-year-old Eam Rattana, the former anti-human trafficking chief, were sentenced in absentia. "The court had found that Eam Rattana was guilty of being an accomplice to an illegal prostitution operation. So it is decided to sentence him to seven years in jail and order for his arrest," presiding judge Duch Kimsorn said.