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French man sentenced in Cambodia

French man sentenced in Cambodia

A French tourist has been sentenced to seven months in prison for sex with a 15-year-old Cambodian prostitute.
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court Wednesday convicted Olivier Madrieres, 48, for soliciting sex from a child prostitute and reduced an initial two-year prison term to seven months. He was also ordered to pay 3 million riel ($715) as compensation to the victim's family.
Cambodia has long been a magnet for foreign pedophiles because of poverty and corruption in law enforcement. But the country's police and courts have stepped up action against sex offenders in recent years.