Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Fans and players react online to Arsene Wegner's club departure

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Syria alleged chemical attack: Gunfire delays deployment of weapons inspectors

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Cashing in on local French currencies

Read more

YOU ARE HERE

Life on the canals of northern France

Read more

INSIDE THE AMERICAS

What lies ahead for Cuba after the Castros?

Read more

#TECH 24

Discovering and harnessing the power of the sun

Read more

DOWN TO EARTH

Can France bid 'adieu' to popular weedkiller glyphosate?

Read more

#THE 51%

Harmful for your health: When gender bias affects medical diagnosis

Read more

REPORTERS

Africa’s donkeys slaughtered for Chinese ‘miracle elixir’

Read more

Asia-pacific

British paedophile jailed for a year for abusing girl, 12

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2009-12-25

A British man has been jailed for a year by a Cambodian court for sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl. Cambodia is struggling to shed its bad reputation as a haven for sex tourists and paedophiles.

AFP - A Cambodian court on Friday sentenced a British man to one year in prison for sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl.

Judge Ke Sakhan of Phnom Penh Municipal Court convicted 51-year-old Gareth Ashley Corbett, arrested in the popular seaside town of Sihanoukville in July, of committing indecent acts.

He handed Corbett the one-year jail term and ordered him to pay a 1,000-dollar fine.

Corbett was arrested after the underage girl, who was also allegedly abused by a US man, told authorities that the Briton had sex with her.

A trial date for the US man, Scott Alan Hecker, 44, has not yet been set, court officials said.

Hecker was arrested for allegedly abusing the 12-year-old girl and another 14-year-old girl.

Cambodia has struggled to shed its reputation as a haven for paedophiles, putting dozens of foreigners in jail for child sex crimes or deporting them to face trial in their home countries since 2003.

Date created : 2009-12-25

COMMENT(S)