Penh Paedophile NGO soap opera, it appears NGOs may have been have been grassing each other
up as they face just one scandal after another.
Somaly Man allegations.
Fund is under attack. But this time the attacker appears to come from inside
police officer, who has been exposed by the Cambodia Daily News as a policeman
who was jailed in 2008 after a trial in which he was accused of setting up a
robbery and stealing a vast amount of drugs from a trafficker. ABC Australia’s ‘Four Corners’ tackled the subject on their programme ‘Corruption Inc’.
open secret in Phnom Penh for quite a while. Its all over Google. He did after all go back from Cambodia to Australia to face charges. And he’s done his time!
Scott Neeson, head of the CCF.
said: “There are not many people you can turn your back on here and feel safe
but Mr McCabe is one of them. I trust him emphatically.
CPU and his past. We have on our Board Chief Federal Magistrate John Pascoe and
series people. They all know about Jim, and they have all met.”
former head of SISHA, (South East Asia Investigations into Social and Humanitarian Activities)
sexual abusers in Cambodia, is fraught with obstacles. Once tainted with the
accusation of child sexual abuse the alleged abuser is finished.
abuse. He will have difficulty ever getting a job. He will be abused in jail. That’s why it is important to get the convictions right.
presented a cavalier approach to the arrest of child sexual abusers in Phnom
organisation CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) had little success
in bringing back to the UK and putting on trial child sexual abusers caught in
the act abroad, a CEOP spokesman admitted that his organisation preferred
leaving the prosecutions to local police authorities. This programme specifically dealt with Cambodia.
of people who had subscribed to a ‘child porn’ site in the U.S. and given their
credit card numbers. It was described as a success. Pete Townsend of ‘The Who’
was one of those rounded up.
Despite his denials of harbouring depraved desires, he accepted a police caution, and was duly placed on the sex offenders’ register for five years.
He said in his autobiography that he wanted to put a gun to his head.
Campbell later revealed, and some 30 people DID commit suicide. You can read about it here.
that at least one Embassy, which has been monitoring court cases has actually
been covering up mistrials, hiding behind Britain’s Data Protection Act.
Corruption still plays a major part.
Aple, probably the best rated NGO, was able to catch a German paedophile, who using sophisticated software was making and marketing his child porn to the world. Investigation of another seems to have been flouted by his connections to the authorities. Gary Glitter lived in Phnom Penh with impunity, befriending a former Minister with similar interests. He left under international pressure when his presence was discovered by the press. But is the war being won? Although the problem is being removed from the streets it seems anyone, particularly television documentary makers, can travel to Phnom Penh and be offered children.
Is the message getting through to the suppliers?