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Foreigners arrested for ‘porn dancing’ in Siem Reap

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Ten foreign nationals have been arrested after running what officials have called ‘porn dancing’ in Siem Reap. Supplied

Ten foreigners have been arrested in Siem Reap for organising what officials have described as “porn dancing” at a venue in the tourist town, which another 77 foreigners took part in.

Human trafficking police in cooperation with immigration police in Siem Reap province made the raid on Thursday.

According to a report by the Siem Reap provincial police, at about 4pm on Thursday, Siem Reap provincial anti-human trafficking and juvenile protection police cooperated with provincial immigration police and conducted the raid in Siem Reap city’s Svay Dangkum commune.

After the raid, in which a number of used condoms were seized, officials took 87 foreigners to police headquarters for questioning and to educate them. Provincial deputy prosecutor Theng Samnang led the raid.

“This villa, where events called Pub Crawl or Let’s Get Wet took place, was rented by foreign tourists who went there to drink and take part in sexy porn dances. The organisers required customers pay from $10 to $15 each for one time,” the report said, adding that among the 87 foreigners, 77 were tourists who were educated and let go, while another 10 foreigners – five British nationals, two Canadians, one Norwegian, one New Zealander and one from the Netherlands – were detained and charged.

Pictures of the parties on Facebook showed dressed couples simulating sex in a crowded room.

Chea Kimsan, Siem Reap’s deputy provincial police chief in charge of immigration, said his men had cooperated with the ant-human trafficking and juvenile protection police in this case.

“Ten of the foreigners were arrested and were sent to the provincial court for questioning,” said Mr Kimsan.

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