US man sentenced 1 year for abusing boys

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US man sentenced 1 year for abusing boys

Post by phuketrichard » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:22 am

seems like a light sentence but what gets me is it seems APLE was involved and more and more i find myself questioning anything that involves hem...

Too many "orphanages " in Cambodia with kids that are NOT orphans but merely from families that can not afford them.

Presiding judge Kim Rath Narin said defendant Daniel Stephen Johnson, 36, the former director of Hope Transitions, an unlicensed orphanage in Phnom Penh, was also ordered to pay $1,000 in fines, despite his assertion that the child protection organisation Action Pour les Enfants (APLE) had bribed the families of his accusers.

Colonel Lao Lin, of the Ministry of Interior’s Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Unit, said Johnson was arrested last December in collaboration with the FBI and APLE.

Johnson provided reporters with a statement saying he was “disappointed” in the decision, accusing APLE of trumping up his case “to further build a name for them[selves]”, and calling for a “serious investigation” of the organisation.

“I have hundreds standing up for me, including the children. We have signed statements from the parent(s)/families of the children stating they were offered and/or received a bribe from those pushing this case,” the statement reads, noting that an appeal is imminent. “The same families have also written statements pleading for my release.”
I dont question the guy should be locked up but APLE's name keep cropping up and accusations of them paying victims$$ to lie so they can raise more $$

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/u ... using-boys
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Re: US man sentenced 1 year for abusing boys

Post by 104 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:42 pm

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/a ... arges-here" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Possibly US pressure see previous article

“According to Cambodian laws, this American man now will not be sent to the United States as planned,” Pithey continued. “He must face his charges, must be convicted by a Cambodian court and serve his sentences in Cambodia first … before he is extradited to face his criminal cases in his own country.”

Johnson is slated to be sent to court for official charges by the end of the week, Pithey added.
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Re: US man sentenced 1 year for abusing boys

Post by Jaap N. » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:43 pm

104 wrote:http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/a ... arges-here

Possibly US pressure see previous article

“According to Cambodian laws, this American man now will not be sent to the United States as planned,” Pithey continued. “He must face his charges, must be convicted by a Cambodian court and serve his sentences in Cambodia first … before he is extradited to face his criminal cases in his own country.”

Johnson is slated to be sent to court for official charges by the end of the week, Pithey added.
IF he is extradited to the US and tried there, how long will he be likely to get if convicted? I understand there are 5 cases of rape in the US he is wanted for?
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Re: US man sentenced 1 year for abusing boys

Post by Sir_Quality_U_Feel » Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:38 am

Jaap N. wrote:
104 wrote:http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/a ... arges-here

Possibly US pressure see previous article

“According to Cambodian laws, this American man now will not be sent to the United States as planned,” Pithey continued. “He must face his charges, must be convicted by a Cambodian court and serve his sentences in Cambodia first … before he is extradited to face his criminal cases in his own country.”

Johnson is slated to be sent to court for official charges by the end of the week, Pithey added.
IF he is extradited to the US and tried there, how long will he be likely to get if convicted? I understand there are 5 cases of rape in the US he is wanted for?
The US is so fucked up, it really depends. If he is found guilty of ALL 5 rape charges, I am just using common sense and guessing that the judge would give him life in prison, don't know about possibility of parole. It also depends HIGHLY on how good of a lawyer he can afford. What race were the girls he allegedly raped? What state will he be tried in. Can it be a federal case/court?

Here is the thing- In the US, even if he is sentenced to 1 year in a maximum security prison, he will be killed by the other inmates for pedophilia. A lot of US Prisons are starting to build/section off special cell blocks just for convicted pedophiles because the other inmates always murder them.

There are cases of judges offering a lighter prison sentence if the guilty party agrees to chemical castration.

Somebody tell Vlad to ask one of his lawyer friends.
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Re: US man sentenced 1 year for abusing boys

Post by vladimir » Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:45 am

ONE year?

Fuck. Welcome to do-anything you bloody like country.
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Re: US man sentenced 1 year for abusing boys

Post by Jaap N. » Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:35 am

vladimir wrote:ONE year?

Fuck. Welcome to do-anything you bloody like country.
Unless you smuggle drugs into it, then you're totally fucked!
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Re: US man sentenced 1 year for abusing boys

Post by vladimir » Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:32 am

Jaap N. wrote:
vladimir wrote:ONE year?

Fuck. Welcome to do-anything you bloody like country.
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