By Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
Two men and one woman were officially charged with illegally operating brothels yesterday by the Pailin provincial court.
Police said the suspects, 52-year-old Sim Kieth, 48-year-old In Mao and 38-year-old Choeun Thea, were arrested on Monday in Pailin town when police raided two guesthouse’s being used as brothels.
Deputy chief of Palin police Chea Chan Din said 13 female sex workers were taken from the Deum Chhart and Ponnleu Preah Chan guesthouses during the raid and sent to a provincial rehabilitation center.
“If the brothel owners are found guilty they will face a minimum of five years in prison,”said Chean Chan Din.