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A Canadian man has been arrested in Cambodia and charged with sexually abusing children between the ages of eight and 12.
Child Protection Unit (CPU) investigators arrested the suspect this week.
A 43-year-old Canadian has been charged with numerous offenses including aggravated rape of a child and indecent assault against a child, adding that earlier this month search warrants were executed and evidence was seized from the suspect’s home.
According to the CPU, which is part of the Cambodian Children’s Fund, the alleged crimes originally took place in Kandal province last month, when the suspect arrived at a village on a motorbike. He is said to have told the villagers that he was a medical doctor and was there to do health checks on children.
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According to the CPU, the suspect was remanded in custody awaiting trial.
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The CPU says Task Force ECHO22 is supported by the RCMP in Canada and Thailand.
Global Affairs Canada confirmed that it is aware of a Canadian arrested in Cambodia.
Consular officials are in touch with local authorities to gather more information.
Due to the provisions of the Data Protection Act, no further information can be disclosed at this time.
RCMP in Ottawa did not respond to Global News’ request for comment.
— with files by Rumina Daya
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