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British National Richard William Fruin Get 2 Years in Cambodia for Sex Offences

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Former school teacher Richard William Fruin is escorted from Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday by authorities

Former school teacher Richard William Fruin is escorted from Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday by authorities

 

CAMBODIA – Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday sentenced a British former school teacher to two years in prison for sexually assaulting three minors.  Judge Kim Rathnarin found 36-year-old guilty of “committing indecent acts” against brothers aged eight, 10 and 11.

As well as the prison sentence, “he will be fined 4 million riel [$1,000] and is ordered to pay 10 million riel [$2,500]” to the victims’ family, Rathnarin said yesterday afternoon.

After his imprisonment, Fruin will be deported from Cambodia, he added.

Fruin, a former English teacher at Phnom Penh’s Universal English School, was arrested in October at a guesthouse in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district, where anti-human trafficking police found him with the eight-year-old boy.

He denies all charges against him. In 2005, Fruin was convicted by a court in England of 15 counts of producing indecent images of children. – By

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