Kandal Provincial Court yesterday charged a man who allegedly offered sex services in his massage shop in Takhmao city.
Ly Sopheak, a court clerk, identified the accused as Kan Kady, 51, the owner of the 168 Massage Shop in Takhmao commune.
He said Mr Kady was charged with procurement of prostitution and faces up to five years in jail if convicted.
Mr Sopheak noted that the accused is now in prison pending trial.
Colonel Ros Savin, provincial Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Department chief, said that Mr Kady was arrested at about 8.30 pm on Tuesday after anti-human trafficking police raided his shop in Takhmao city.
He said that police officers had been monitoring his shop for two weeks and tailed clients who often entered it to seek sexual services from the masseuses.
Col Savin noted that after gathering evidence, the provincial Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Department asked the provincial court prosecutor for authorisation to inspect the shop.
He said that according to police investigations, Mr Kady allowed the masseuses to have sex with their clients and charge them from $20 to $40 per session.
Col Savin said that the accused took between $10 and $15 per client as commission from the masseuses.
“He was arrested red-handed when our police officers raided his massage shop,” he said. “During the raid, police arrested six masseuses who were having sex with clients and seized a notebook, containing a list of clients who sought sex services, and also used and unused condoms as evidence.”
Col Savin noted that the six masseuses had been sent to the provincial rehabilitation centre.