Siem Reap Provincial Police on Tuesday arrested an Australian tourist who allegedly sexually abused six boys, aged 11 to 14, in Siem Reap city.
Colonel Chea Heng, provincial Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Department chief, yesterday identified the suspect as Mulroy Garry Paul, 69, living in a rental house in Slor Kram commune.
He said that Mr Mulroy was arrested on Tuesday by provincial anti-human trafficking police at his rental house following a complaint by the victims.
“After his arrest, he became sick and was sent to the provincial referral hospital for treatment,” Col Heng said. “He is still in the hospital.”
He added that Mr Mulroy will be sent to the provincial court for questioning after he recovers.
Khoem Vando, a child protection specialist with APLE Cambodia, yesterday said that representatives in the province had monitored Mr Mulroy’s activities and reported the abuse to the provincial Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Department.