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Nine women nabbed for offering sex

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea / Khmer Times Share:
Police raid the massage shop. Supplied

Pailin provincial anti-human trafficking and juvenile protection police on Wednesday arrested nine Vietnamese women and two clients at a coffee shop which offered massage and sex services in Sala Krao district.

Colonel Eng Khieu, provincial Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Department chief, yesterday said the nine Vietnamese included the coffee shop owner Kim Lang, 35.

He said the other women were masseuses and the two clients were Cambodians.

Col Khieu said that they were arrested at about 9 pm on Wednesday after the police led by Touch Sopheakdey, provincial prosecutor, raided the coffee shop in Stung Kach commune.

He said that police had been monitoring activities at the shop for two weeks and saw clients often entering it for sex services.

According to police investigations, Ms Kim allowed the masseuses to have sex with clients and charged them between about $25 and $30 per session.

“They were arrested red-handed after we raided the coffee shop on Wednesday night,” Col Khieu said. “Two of the Vietnamese masseuses were caught having sex with the Cambodian clients in rooms inside the coffee shop.”

He noted that police also seized evidence such as a notebook listing the number of clients who had sex as well as used and unused condoms from the shop rooms.

Col Khieu said Ms Kim is still detained for questioning and will be sent to the provincial court today.

He noted that the eight masseuses, including a minor, were sent to a rehabilitation centre while the two clients were freed after a warning.

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