A Taiwanese teenager from Tainan had been subjected to physical abuse including electric shocks in Cambodia for three months before his escape in one of the rampant human trafficking cases involving Southeast Asian countries.
The victim, a 17-year-old teen, was tricked into working in Cambodia’s Sihanoukville in April. His passport was confiscated upon his arrival and he was forced to engage in online investment scams exploiting romance seekers, according to the National Police Agency.
The victim said he would be beaten or even receive electric shocks if he refused to comply. According to him, he was sold multiple times because he failed to meet the demand of the fraud rings.