Woman Charged Over Bid to Pimp Daughter, 14

A woman who on Monday attempted to prostitute her 14-year-old daughter to a group of men staying at a hotel in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kok district was on Wednesday charged by the municipal court and jailed, a police official said.

Pech Srey Tey, 37, from Battambang province, was arrested outside the Lucky Star Hotel in Tuol Kok’s Phsar Doeum Kor commune as she was about to prostitute her teenage daughter and a 20-year-old woman to the men, said Keo Thea, chief of the municipal anti-human trafficking bureau.

He said the suspect confessed to having previously sold her daughter’s virginity for $3,000.

“We arrested her when she was bringing her own daughter and another woman to meet the guests,” Mr. Thea said, adding that he could offer no more information about the buyers.

He said Ms. Srey Tey was sent to the Phnom Penh Municipal court Wednesday and charged with aggravated procurement of prostitution, then sent to prison to await trial.

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