Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday tried a mother and daughter who allegedly procured an underage girl to have sex with two wealthy men in exchange for commissions in the capital last year.
Presiding Judge Kor Vandy identified them as Yim Sreyti, 36, a laundrywoman living in a rental house in Dangkor district, and Yim Putheakminea, 15, a student.
He said that both were charged with acts of intentional violence with aggravating circumstances and face up to five years in jail each if convicted.
Judge Vandy said that on July 15 last year, both accused persuaded a 14-year-old friend of Ms Putheakminear to have sex with a 50-year-old Cambodian man.
He noted that the victim was paid $150 for the two-hour session at the Stung Meas Guesthouse in Stung Meanchey commune.
“After the victim had sex with the man, the accused deducted $50 as commission from her,” Judge Vandy said.
He said that on August 16 last year, Ms Sreyti and Ms Putheakminea brought the victim to have sex with a Chinese man for $200 in Daun Penh district.
Judge Vandy said that the Chinese man paid the accused $100 in commission and the victim also gave them $50 later.
He said that the victim spent the night with the Chinese man and then went to stay with the accused because she did not want to go home.
Judge Vandy added that her mother became worried when the victim had not come home for several days and, fearing that she had either been trafficked or killed, filed a complaint with the municipal military police.
He noted that on August 22 last year the military police found the victim at Ms Sreyti’s rental house and handed her back to her parents.
Judge Vandy said that when the victim returned home, the mother questioned her and found out what she had done.
He added that the mother filed a complaint and on August 23, municipal military police arrested both accused in the rental house.
Ms Putheakminea told the court that she became Facebook friends with the victim in 2016.
“She has always chatted with me that she had a problem with her mother,” she said. “She said she did not want to stay with her mother who always beat her after divorcing and marrying again.”
“She said that she wanted to make money to support herself and asked me to find wealthy men for her to have sex with,” Ms Putheakminea added.
She said that she then introduced the victim to her friends, who worked in karaoke outlets, to help her find rich men to have sex with to make money.
A verdict is due February 27.