Sunday, November 27, 2011

By Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

A BROTHEL owner was found guilty of harbouring sex workers and providing them food in return for performing sexual services with clients by Phnom Penh Municipal court yesterday.

Meach Buny was sentenced to six years in prison for illegally operating a brothel in Chamkarmon district’s Tonle Bassac commune last year, presiding judge Sous Sam Ath said yesterday.

The defendant had provided between five and eight sex workers with food in exchange for performing sex work and charged the women a 50 percent commission on their earnings, which came from both local and foreign clients, he added.

Meach Buny denied exchanging food for sex yesterday and has 30 days to appeal the sentence.

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