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Canadian man accused of child sexual abuse in Cambodia

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A Canadian man was arrested in Cambodia and charged with sexually abusing infants from the age of 8 until he was 12. I was.

Child Protective Services (CPU) agents arrested a suspect this week.

A 43-year-old Canadian man has been charged with a number of crimes, including aggravated rape of a child and lewd assault on a child, after a search warrant was executed earlier this month and evidence was found at the suspect's residence. It was seized, he added.

The suspect's crimes first occurred in Kandal province last month when he arrived at the village on a motorbike, according to the CPU, which is part of the Cambodian Children's Fund. He is said to have told villagers that he was a medical professional and was there to perform health checks on children.

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The suspect is being held in custody to stand trial, according to the CPU.

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CPU says Task Force ECHO22 is backed by his RCMP in Canada and Thailand .

Global Affairs Canada confirmed that it is aware of Canadians being held in Cambodia.

Consular officials are contacting local authorities to gather more information.

Due to the provisions of the Personal Information Protection Act, we are unable to disclose any further information at this time.

His RCMP in Ottawa did not respond to Global News' request for comment.

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— With files from Lumina Daya

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