Siem Reap Provincial Court has charged a US national with indecent acts for allegedly molesting four underage girls.
Court spokesman Yin Srang today said an investigating judge on May 22 charged Rugh James Cline with indecent acts and placed him in pre-trial detention.
Mr Cline was arrested on May 20 at the provincial police station after he was brought in for questioning over accusations that he molested the girls.
Brigadier General Doung Thavary, provincial deputy police chief, said that Mr Cline was arrested after provincial anti-human trafficking and juvenile protection officers received a complaint from mothers of two girls who were sexually abused.
Brig Gen Thavary explained that police identified a total of four abused girls related to the case, all of them under the age of 15.
She said Mr Cline molested the girls multiple times beginning earlier this month, adding that the suspect offered each girl $10 to $50 each time he molested them.
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