Swedish paedophile jailed in Cambodia

A 62-year-old Swedish man has sentence to more than six years in prison by a Phnom Penh court for having sex with three boys.

Judge Chhay Kong, of Phnom Penh’s Municipal Court, jailed Johan Abrahim Escori on Tuesday for committing indecent acts and having sexual intercourse with the boys, who were aged nine to 13.

The judge told AFP he sentenced Escori, who was arrested in May, to a total of six-and-a-half years in prison for the offences.

A Swedish court sentenced Escori in 1981 to a one-year term for molesting a 17-year-old girl, but suspended the sentence, local reports said.

Cambodia has struggled to shed its reputation as a haven for paedophiles, putting dozens of foreigners in jail for child sex crimes or deporting them to face trial in their home countries since 2003.