Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court yesterday charged four Chinese nationals for distributing pornography in the province via leaflets promoting sex services and products.
Brigadier General Kol Phaly, deputy provincial police chief, identified the accused as Liu Xiong, 27; Duan Yu Cheng, 36; Chao Jian, 18; and Xiang Zi, 19.
Brig Gen Phaly added that they were charged by the court prosecutor with distributing pornography under the Law on Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation. They have been sent to provincial prison pending the trial, he noted.
“They were Chinese tourists,” he said. “They were arrested by our provincial police forces after they distributed the pornography to advertise their products.”
“They were arrested red-handed while they were distributing the pornography to people and persuading them to buy their sex products,” he added.
He said they were arrested on Thursday night at about 11.30 pm in Sihanoukville.
After their arrests, police seized a total of 684 nude photos of Chinese women, condoms, four phones and a Lexus car.
Brig Gen Phaly added that the sale or distribution of pornography or sex products is strictly prohibited by Cambodian law.