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Cambodian police officers guard at the entrance of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), in Phnom Penh. EPA photo

Cambodian police officers guard at the entrance of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), in Phnom Penh. EPA photo

An 81-year-old Swiss man with a history of pedophilia charges has been sentenced to five years in a Cambodian prison after paying a 13-year-old for sex.
 
Hugo Leuthold’s lawyer said he plans to appeal today’s sentence as too harsh given his client’s age.
 
Leuthold was arrested in March after police found him naked in a Phnom Penh hotel with the boy.
 
Rights group Action Pour Les Enfants said in a statement that Leuthold was also charged with illegally entering Cambodia from Thailand, where he jumped bail in 2010 after being charged with sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy.
 
Cambodian police previously arrested Leuthold on Christmas Day 2010 on charges of sexually abusing four boys. He was convicted and sentenced to two years in prison but was released after 10 months.

September/14/2012

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Turk Uzan

9/14/2012 5:32:06 PM

Wow ... great news .. now arrest the other 100 000 pedo's that visit Cambodia and sleep with 6 to 14 yo girls for the price of a coca cola in their home country. Because of poverty many parents sell of their little girls to anyone who wants to pay for them, and it's not like all the pedo's are from Europe, most of them are actually Cambodian (according to a recent documentary I've seen)
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