Cambodian court charges 10 foreigners with producing pornography

Source: Xinhua| 2018-01-28 22:13:57|Editor: Jiaxin
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PHNOM PENH, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- A Cambodian court on Sunday charged 10 foreigners with pornographic production, a crime that could face up to one year in prison, Samrith Sokhon, deputy prosecutor of the Siem Reap Provincial Court, said.

The group, five British men, two Canadian women, one New Zealand man, one Dutchman, and one Norwegian man, was arrested on Thursday night for organizing a "pornographic dancing" at a party in Siem Reap province, he said.

"After questioning them and examining the evidence, I decided to charge them with producing pornographic images and materials under the Article 39 of the law on suppression of human trafficking and sexual exploitation," Sokhon told Xinhua.

He said under the charge, the group could be jailed between one month and one year if convicted.

During the raid, police also detained 77 party revelers including 36 females, but released them soon after an education, according to the National Police website.

Siem Reap province located in northwestern Cambodia is the home of Angkor Archeological Park, a world heritage site.

In July 2016, Cambodia issued an announcement to ban tourists wearing "revealing clothes" from visiting the ancient park after several foreign tourists were arrested and punished for taking nude photos at temples in the park's complex.