Two neighboring brothels fronting as massage parlors were raided by AIM SWAT and Siem Reap Police officers on October 9th. The brothels were only 20 yards apart and had been selling young girls for sex at each location, which lead to the week-long covert surveillance operation that called for these raids.
Our team rescued 5 victims, including 2 minors as young as 14, and arrested 2 suspected traffickers at the time of the raids.
All of the survivors were transferred and are now safe and cared for at a partner aftercare shelter and the local district social affairs office. The suspects will remain in prison until trail for child sex trafficking-related offenses.