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A US national was charged by Siem Reap Provincial Court on Thursday over allegations of sexual crimes against a minor. In a statement on Saturday, Action Pour Les Enfants said the suspect is 56-years-old and hails from Massachusetts. It said the suspect was charged with purchasing child prostitution, child pornography and rape under the Law on Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation.

 

Brigadier General Duong Thavary, deputy chief of provincial police in charge of the anti-human trafficking and juvenile protection department, yesterday said John Patrick Reidy was arrested by police in Siem Reap city on Wednesday at his rental home in Svay Dangkum commune after the victim’s parent filed a complaint.

 

“The suspect acknowledged that he had sex with the victim, but he said the victim told him he was 18, not 16,” she said. “They had sexual encounters multiple times since the beginning of this year. We arrested him based on the victim’s family complaint.” According to APLE, the suspect was arrested after it reported its suspicion.

 

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Do what ever you want with him if proven guilty, no-one will complain.

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33 minutes ago, OneMoreFarang said:

16? Is that the priority now?

Lots of 16 year old teenagers have sex, and their bodies are ready for sex.

Should they be protected? Yes! Should they be first priority? I don't think so.

I think pedophiles who abuse young children, sometime younger than 10 years old, should be the highest priority. 10 year old children definitely don't have sex in mind and they definitely don't agree to be abused.

I guess there are still enough pedophiles out there who abuse young children. They should be top priority!

I am not denying that some 16 year olds are physically ready for sexual experience but are not mentally ready. 

We are unable to determine who can and who can't so we have the law which mandates at what age the person can legally make a decision on whether they wish to have a sexual experience. 

I think your post indicates you believe otherwise? 

He is guilty of rape of a minor, lock him up in a Cambodian prison and feed him rice and fish heads till he dies. 

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1 minute ago, rosst said:

I am not denying that some 16 year olds are physically ready for sexual experience but are not mentally ready. 

We are unable to determine who can and who can't so we have the law which mandates at what age the person can legally make a decision on whether they wish to have a sexual experience. 

I think your post indicates you believe otherwise? 

He is guilty of rape of a minor, lock him up in a Cambodian prison and feed him rice and fish heads till he dies. 

The age of consent is different all over the world. As far as I remember 15 or 16 is in the normal range in many countries.

 

I think anybody who does something against the law should be punished. And the police should enforce the laws.

But what is worse: Someone who has sex with a 16 year old without forcing that person into sex or someone raping a 5 year or 10 year old child? I think we all agree what is worse. And for that reason I think the authorities, NGO, and others should concentrate on the real bad cases first. 

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25 minutes ago, rosst said:

I am not denying that some 16 year olds are physically ready for sexual experience but are not mentally ready. 

Nobody really cares what you think, each country has it's own law, obey of face punishment.

Age of consent in Cambodia appears to be 15, so I'm not sure what's happening here.

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8 hours ago, Geoffggi said:

Do what ever you want with him if proven guilty, no-one will complain.

 

4 hours ago, Pique Dard said:

"Action pour les enfants" is an ong doing a great job in cambodia by making life tough for pedophiles. i've seen a coverage  about their work.

 

3 hours ago, rosst said:

I am not denying that some 16 year olds are physically ready for sexual experience but are not mentally ready. 

We are unable to determine who can and who can't so we have the law which mandates at what age the person can legally make a decision on whether they wish to have a sexual experience. 

I think your post indicates you believe otherwise? 

He is guilty of rape of a minor, lock him up in a Cambodian prison and feed him rice and fish heads till he dies. 

 

4 hours ago, OneMoreFarang said:

16? Is that the priority now?

Lots of 16 year old teenagers have sex, and their bodies are ready for sex.

Should they be protected? Yes! Should they be first priority? I don't think so.

I think pedophiles who abuse young children, sometime younger than 10 years old, should be the highest priority. 10 year old children definitely don't have sex in mind and they definitely don't agree to be abused.

I guess there are still enough pedophiles out there who abuse young children. They should be top priority!

 

Onemorefarang Posted May 26 Happiness when marrying a much younger woman

I think more important than the age difference is the age of the girl/woman when you start the relation.

My gf was 16 when I met her. I was her first boyfriend ever.

And I didn't have a bad conscience because she told me she was 18. I only found out 2 years later when she was really 18

 

14 hours ago, geovalin said:

“The suspect acknowledged that he had sex with the victim, but he said the victim told him he was 18, not 16,

 

Sound the same? Or not?

 

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5 hours ago, BritManToo said:

Nobody really cares what you think, each country has it's own law, obey of face punishment.

Age of consent in Cambodia appears to be 15, so I'm not sure what's happening here.

It may be similar to Thailand. Here, the age of consent is below 18 within certain guidelines. But for foreigners it is absolutely 18. A reasonable law, given the potential abuse the lower age invites, while still recognizing local mores.

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Wonder what they would do if you went on holiday with your 16 year old g/f from the uk where sex at 16 is legal ? You could even be in a situation where you cannot have sex with your wife !

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8 hours ago, Yinn said:

Onemorefarang Posted May 26 Happiness when marrying a much younger woman

I think more important than the age difference is the age of the girl/woman when you start the relation.

My gf was 16 when I met her. I was her first boyfriend ever.

And I didn't have a bad conscience because she told me she was 18. I only found out 2 years later when she was really 18

 

Sound the same? Or not?

 

And what's your point?

In my case that was a long time ago. At that time 16 year old girls were working in many bars in Thailand. And nobody cared.

 

I don't know how the situation is in Cambodia. Are they very strict with enforcing their laws?

 

Sometimes it seems some NGOs and other groups do everything so it appears they do something. Find the real pedophiles who abuse small children and make sure they are prosecuted. And don't worry too much if some teenagers have sex. They always had sex and will always have sex. That's what teenagers do.

 

I guess next some saviors will run around in Thailand telling people prostitution is illegal and everybody involved should go to jail.

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1 hour ago, OneMoreFarang said:

And what's your point?

In my case that was a long time ago. At that time 16 year old girls were working in many bars in Thailand. And nobody cared.

 

I don't know how the situation is in Cambodia. Are they very strict with enforcing their laws?

 

Sometimes it seems some NGOs and other groups do everything so it appears they do something. Find the real pedophiles who abuse small children and make sure they are prosecuted. And don't worry too much if some teenagers have sex. They always had sex and will always have sex. That's what teenagers do.

 

I guess next some saviors will run around in Thailand telling people prostitution is illegal and everybody involved should go to jail.

First point.

Your first post, you defend the guy, or yourself?

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2 hours ago, OneMoreFarang said:

And what's your point?

 

 

I guess next some saviors will run around in Thailand telling people prostitution is illegal and everybody involved should go to jail.

Second point. Prostitution with kids is illegal. I think good law. Do you?

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21 minutes ago, Yinn said:

Second point. Prostitution with kids is illegal. I think good law. Do you?

I also think it's a good law and I think people who mess around with kids should go to jail.

 

But now the question is the definition of "kids". I think we agree that any children before the puberty should be protected by law. They are not interested in sex and anybody who abuses them is guilty.

 

But how about teenagers, i.e. 17 year old girls. How many of them have sex? It seems many, probably the majority of them. And most of the time they have sex with boys of a similar age or maybe a little older. So do you think it should be a crime if a 22 year old boy has sex with a 17 year old girl? I don't think so! And how about if the guy is 30? Or 40? I don't see the problem as long as they both want it.

 

And in my personal experience with my at that time 16 year old gf: She worked in a bar because her older step-sister thought that is a good idea. I met her there and I fell in love with her and I asked her to come and live with me. She liked the idea and she still lives with me. And she has no contact to the big step-sister anymore.

Now what do you think would have happened if she would not have come to stay with me? Maybe a couple of more years in the bar and a couple of hundred guys later?

Or should I have informed the police and maybe they would have brought her into a orphanage? Does that sound like a good idea?

 

These days I talk very little to teenage girls. But from time to time I talk to girls in bars who started to work there when they were younger than 18. And nobody forced them to do that. And even if they work in a bar nobody forces them to go with customers (at least not in the bars where I go). 

Would teenagers work in bars in a perfect world? No. But our world is not perfect and sometimes the bar is the better alternative.

I know a girl who worked with 15 as a bartender and as far as I know she didn't go with any customers. The alternative for her was to stay with her mother and her stepfather who was a little too interested in her. I know the parents. I think she was a lot better off in the bar without her stepfather. Sometime there are no good alternatives. 

 

And coming back to the case with started this thread: It seems the guy had sex with a 16 year old girl and it seems he didn't force her to have sex. It seems the parents complained and not the girl. And we don't know why the parents complained. Did they love their daughter and wanted to protect her? Or did they hope to get a big payment from the guy or maybe "support" from the NGO? It seems money if often the motivation and not protecting the children... 

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44 minutes ago, Yinn said:

Second point. Prostitution with kids is illegal. I think good law. Do you?

And in Thailand any prostitution is illegal. Will you go to the police and tell them about all the bars with all the prostitutes? It seems somehow the police didn't notice them.

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