FROM THE AIM RESCUE TEAM DIRECTOR:
At 8pm on Monday, 7th of March, the Phnom Penh Anti Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Police Department (AHTJP) together with AIM Rescue Team conducted a raid on a brothel fronting as a massage parlor on street 2004 in Phnom Penh. This is a street notorious for sex establishments in Phnom Penh and this raid is the first conducted there by police for many years.
It followed a covert operation run jointly by AHTJP and AIM Rescue Team for more than a month, which showed that young girls were being sold there for sex. During the raid, 3 minors and 2 women were rescued while 2 suspected traffickers were arrested. All those rescued are currently receiving aftercare with a partner shelter and both traffickers have been charged with child sex trafficking related offenses and remanded to prison to await trial.
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