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More than 1,400 crimes against children since 2013: CPU

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In Bora, National Police Deputy Commissioner and James McCabe, executive director of Child Protection Unit. KT/ Pann Rachana

There were more than 1,400 child homicide cases recorded in the Kingdom since 2013, the Child Protection Unit said today.

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Speaking at an international symposium being held in Phnom Penh from today till Sunday, its executive director James McCabe yesterday said that police had solved 89 percent of the cases.

Mr McCabe noted that the unit had brought international experts from around the world to train national police and military police officers and prosecutors on handling child homicide investigations during the seven-day symposium.

“Experts on homicides, forensics and law enforcement have come from around the world to share their experience hold discussions on modern techniques to solve homicides,” he said.

Mr McCabe noted that the symposium is organised by CPU in partnership with the Interior Ministry, Justice Ministry, National Police, National Military Police, police from Australia’s Queensland state and its government, United Kingdom police and Britain’s Solent University.

He added that child homicide is a worldwide problem which authorities should pay special attention to.

Mr McCabe said that the main causes of child homicides were alcohol intoxication, drug abuse and domestic violence.

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