Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Canadian suspected in sex abuse of young boys tries to kill himself as Cambodia police came for arrest

An injured Canadian man, who police say tried to kill himself when confronted
over suspicion of pedophilia, is carried out of his hotel by Cambodia police.
Child protection workers in Cambodia say a Montreal man locked himself in his hotel room and tried to commit suicide by slicing open his belly and slashing his wrists when police moved in to arrest him on child-sex allegations.

The dramatic confrontation came after child protection workers interviewed six boys, the youngest age 10, about suspected sexual abuse in Siem Reap, the gateway to Angkor Wat, the world heritage site of the world’s largest religious monument.

Workers with Action Pour Les Enfants, a child protection group in Cambodia, were tipped to a suspicious tourist by a non-governmental organization.  (more...)

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