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Mother, teen held on child sex charges

Mother, teen held on child sex charges

A 31-year-old mother and her teenage daughter were arrested for procuring underage girls for foreigners on Tuesday after military police received complaints from parents whose children went missing.

The National Military Police Facebook page said the unidentified mother and her 15-year-old daughter lured underage girls into having sex with foreigners with a promise of up to $10,000 in addition to a house and a car.

Military Police made the arrests after they received complaints from two families that reported daughters missing in the capital’s Meanchey district.

The four victims, who have been returned to their parents, were aged 14 and 15.

“The 15-year-old suspect, who also had sex for money, told her underage friends that they could receive up to $10,000, plus a house and a car. But in reality they could get only $200 per night,” said a Military Police officer who requested anonymity.

Phnom Penh Municipal Court spokesman Y Rin could not be reached for comment on Sunday.

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