SLAVERY SMASHER: One former Mountie's crusade to end sex trafficking in Cambodia

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SLAVERY SMASHER: One former Mountie's crusade to end sex trafficking in Cambodia

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:09 pm

SLAVERY SMASHER: One former Mountie's crusade to end sex trafficking
Brad Hunter
Published: February 23, 2020

The suffering and fear were palatable.
Hovering in the air were literal vultures ready and willing to pick clean a child’s innocence.

In 23 years with the RCMP as a crime scene specialist, Brian McConaghy thought he’d seen it all.

On his CV of the macabre was investigating Willie Pickton and the gruesome pig farm murders that shocked the country.

But Cambodia and the human trafficking he witnessed changed McConaghy, 56.

“I started going to Cambodia in 1989. By 2008, I was in a bad place and sick of dead people,” McConaghy said of his decision to leave the Mounties.

“When I got back to Canada, I was determined to help.”

That led to McConaghy organizing tonnes of medical supplies in the southeastern Asian country. He jokes that the Mounties were understanding of his absences.

Sex trafficking and sex tourism have been a blight on the Asian landscape for decades. Western men whose twisted desires involving the very young were drawn to the area like moths to a flame.

Poverty, perversion and political chaos drove a bustling market for human flesh.

“It was little Asian kids in Cambodia … nothing prepared me for seeing children, seven, eight, nine … I had never seen or heard of anything like it,” McConaghy said of the tragically abused children.

“It was the beginning of the end of my police career.”

In Cambodia, hundreds of children were being bought and sold for sex to insatiable foreigners: Scandinavians, Germans, Brits, Canadians, Aussies and Americans.

At the time, the country was just beginning to recover from years of terror and heartache under the Khymer Rouge.

Policing was non-existent or unsophisticated. At the same time, Western countries — where the army of pedophiles originated — were just beginning to grapple with the problem.

“The trade was massive, bigger for mid-teens and upwards,” he said.

When McGonaghy started working in the country, the government was “in chaos”and Westerners were not trusted. Neither was a hopelessly corrupt police service.

But over time, distrust became friendship and McConaghy began helping with child trafficking investigations, particularly involving rapacious Canadian pedophiles.

“Once they believed our intentions were honourable, they opened up. And once they were aware they were asking us for help rather than rejecting us,” he said.

The result was Ratanak International and a cause that he has dedicated the second half of his life to. The projects initially focused on medical aid, building clinics, shelters for the elderly and AIDS victims.

But by 2004, his team began rescuing children who had been sold into sex slavery.

Now, if foreign sex tourists are nabbed abusing children, it’s 15 years in a Cambodian slammer. No questions asked.

“It’s not like a Canadian jail,” McConaghy laughed.

“Most of the guys who go to Cambodia are child predators but there are also opportunistic predators, they’re on holiday and think ‘why not?’ They’re usually interested in older children say 12-years-old,” the former cop said.

“They think it’s a fun thing to do. What they’re really doing is destroying a young girl’s life.”
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Re: SLAVERY SMASHER: One former Mountie's crusade to end sex trafficking in Cambodia

Post by Phnom Poon » Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:20 pm

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:09 pm
The suffering and fear were palatable.
. . .
“Most of the guys who go to Cambodia are child predators but there are also opportunistic predators, they’re on holiday and think ‘why not?’ They’re usually interested in older children say 12-years-old,” the former cop said.
parody, surely?

what attracted our swashbuckling savior to cambodia in the first place?

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Re: SLAVERY SMASHER: One former Mountie's crusade to end sex trafficking in Cambodia

Post by BrazilBoy » Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:41 pm

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:09 pm


In 23 years with the RCMP as a crime scene specialist, Brian McConaghy thought he’d seen it all.

“Most of the guys who go to Cambodia are child predators but there are also opportunistic predators, they’re on holiday and think ‘why not?’ They’re usually interested in older children say 12-years-old,” the former cop”
Here is a man that has seen it all after 30 years with the Mounties.
I think we should listen to this man.
He knows what he is talking about.
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Re: SLAVERY SMASHER: One former Mountie's crusade to end sex trafficking in Cambodia

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:19 pm

“Most of the guys who go to Cambodia are child predators"
- Brian McConaghy founder of Ratanak International

This out and proud christian is a liar who slanders us all.
It affects all of us expats in a material way - trashing our collective reputation.
Lies, slander and gross exaggeration will not stop the real child abuse.

Money-grubbing donation-scamming liar?
Gone mad liar?
Ex bad-cop habitual liar?
Common garden variety True Warrior of Jesus liar?

Jesus H Christos, you better warn your friend not to come within a bulls roar of me. ever.
After i give him the short sharp job on the nose, I am likely to tie him to an upside down cross and torture him for forty days and forty nights with endless insufferably boring lectures about the hundreds of fine good-hearted do-gooders i personally know who slave away for this country every day. - without telling lies.

..before i light the bonfire
Grrrr...
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Re: SLAVERY SMASHER: One former Mountie's crusade to end sex trafficking in Cambodia

Post by John Bingham » Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:40 pm

What a shit, clichéd article. Khymer Rouge? Fuck off.
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Re: SLAVERY SMASHER: One former Mountie's crusade to end sex trafficking in Cambodia

Post by bong.kuit » Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:01 pm

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:09 pm
Poverty, perversion and political chaos
Pppure Pppoetry!!

(What has the CD come to, sharing that shit?)
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Post by daeum_tnaot » Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:10 pm

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Re: SLAVERY SMASHER: One former Mountie's crusade to end sex trafficking in Cambodia

Post by BrazilBoy » Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:11 pm

This is a trained professional, a man who has devoted a lifetime to law enforcement.
I think we can safely assume that her knows what he’s talking.

My own recent stint in Cambodia bears out what he’s saying: not only just predators but proud to predators bragging about how young they they were. He does leave out the lonely hearts contingent, those sad old expats looking for love in the arms of a Riverside whore so maybe he did overstate but this is a hardened law enforcement man. He probably didn’t even think about lonely hearts and assumed they were all predators.

A fair estimate would be 50% - upwards of 50% of the expats living in Cambodia are sexual predators and the rest are mostly here for opportunistic sex. That about bears out what I saw.
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Re: SLAVERY SMASHER: One former Mountie's crusade to end sex trafficking in Cambodia

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:40 pm

BrazilBoy wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:11 pm
This is a trained professional, a man who has devoted a lifetime to law enforcement.
I think we can safely assume that her knows what he’s talking.

My own recent stint in Cambodia bears out what he’s saying: not only just predators but proud to predators bragging about how young they they were. He does leave out the lonely hearts contingent, those sad old expats looking for love in the arms of a Riverside whore so maybe he did overstate but this is a hardened law enforcement man. He probably didn’t even think about lonely hearts and assumed they were all predators.

A fair estimate would be 50% - upwards of 50% of the expats living in Cambodia are sexual predators and the rest are mostly here for opportunistic sex. That about bears out what I saw.
Hey BB,
i/ He lost credibility with me by his gross exaggeration - to the point of saying most of "us" are pedophiles. From a cop?
ii/ He is conflating sex tourism with pedophilia. Huge difference.
iv/ In all my years in Cambodia i have seen a very different ratio than you experienced regarding predatory or
opportunistic sex as the primary motivation amongst expats in Cambodia.
Not 100% in total, more like 10 ?? maybe, 'small minority anyway. (and none pedos, that i know)

It depends where you gravitate i guess. but the girlie-bar parts of town are not where most expats inhabit.
Not saying that the sex-motivated are not a big sector, they obviously are - but even that is NOT pedophilia, nor even particularly illegal.
Big difference.

This is a man who should know exactly what he is talking about. Who does know exactly what he is saying.
That is why i am calling him a bare-faced liar.
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Re: SLAVERY SMASHER: One former Mountie's crusade to end sex trafficking in Cambodia

Post by DaveG » Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:54 pm

Let's just be straight here....BB just couldn't hack it here the big Jessy, it can be difficult in the KOW and now he will attempt to find anything to justify his leaving rather than admit that it was just to hard for him, Go back to your pampered life BB..Bye !!!!!!
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