Dutchman Stefan Struik & His Vietnamese Boyfriend Arrested & Charged for Abusing Cambodian Boy in Facebook Video

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Re: Two Cambodian Men and A Dutch Guy, Stefan Struik Arrested By Police For Involving in Physically Abuse A Boy

Post by kiwiincambodia » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:15 pm

Any idea on what charges he is facing in Vietnam and how long a term he could face based on the charges?
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Re: Two Cambodian Men and A Dutch Guy, Stefan Struik Arrested By Police For Involving in Physically Abuse A Boy

Post by cptrelentless » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:05 pm

I honestly thought they were holding him for the outstanding warrant, didn't he get picked up pretty much as soon as he made it across the border once it all kicked off? Surely his crime in Cambodia is outside of Vietnamese jurisdiction?
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:02 am

Dutch Plantation Owner Denies Knowledge of Child Torture
June 22, 2017
A Dutch plantation owner on trial for concealing evidence of his Vietnamese boyfriend’s alleged torture of a toddler denied on Wednesday that he had prior knowledge of the crimes or assisted his partner in fleeing the country, according to officials.

Stefan Struik, 53, was arrested in December after allegedly helping his boyfriend Nguyen Thanh Dung, 34, flee his Mondolkiri province cacao plantation to Vietnam.

Video footage posted to Facebook allegedly shows Mr. Nguyen torturing a small boy, including shocking the child’s genitals with an electric prod. Police later established the video had been shot on Mr. Struik’s plantation, where the boy’s parents lived and worked.

During questioning in court on Wednesday, Mr. Struik said he didn’t know about the abuse until after the videos were leaked to Facebook, according to an Interior Ministry police officer who spoke on condition of anonymity, as he was not authorized by the ministry to discuss the case with the media.

Mr. Struik admitted to encouraging Mr. Nguyen to flee to Vietnam, but denied assisting him, the official said...
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/dutc ... re-131605/

However, Struik knew about the crime BEFORE the video appeared on Facebook, because he and his boyfriend were being blackmailed by his boyfriend's cousin. She put the video online when they refused to pay for her silence. From earlier in the thread:
Videos of a Cambodian toddler being tortured by a Vietnamese man were leaked online by the suspect’s cousin after the suspect and his Dutch boyfriend refused to pay her a bribe to conceal the harrowing footage, police said on Wednesday.
Outrage spread across social media last week after videos of a 2-year-old Cambodian boy being tortured were posted on Facebook. Police quickly identified 34-year-old Nguyen Than Dung as the alleged abuser, and tracked him down in Ho Chi Minh City after he fled Cambodia.

So Sovann, deputy Mondolkiri police chief, who went to Vietnam to assist with investigations, said the videos were leaked by a female cousin of Mr. Nguyen after she unsuccessfully attempted to extort money from him and his 53-year-old boyfriend, Stefan Struik.
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Re: Two Cambodian Men and A Dutch Guy, Stefan Struik Arrested By Police For Involving in Physically Abuse A Boy

Post by John Bingham » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:46 am

kiwiincambodia wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:15 pm
Any idea on what charges he is facing in Vietnam and how long a term he could face based on the charges?
Yeah, try reading the post before yours. :roll:
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Re: Vietnamese Man and his Dutch boyfriend, Stefan Struik Arrested By Police For Physically Abusing A Boy

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:52 am

Title changed, is that correct? not followed this thread religiously...
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Re: Vietnamese Man and his Dutch boyfriend, Stefan Struik Arrested By Police For Physically Abusing A Boy

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:26 pm

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:52 am
Title changed, is that correct? not followed this thread religiously...
This story broke with the arrest of Stefan Struik in Kampong Cham, and at the moment of his arrest he was with two Cambodian men. The original title reflected this. But, subsequently, it was shown that the Cambodians were not involved in this case in any way and were released without being charged. They may have been Struik's employees or business associates.

The Vietnamese boyfriend, TrangDung, had already fled the country when Struik was arrested. Looking back, it looks plausible that Struik knew they were both sought by the police, and that he deliberately went to Kampong Cham from Mondulkiri to occupy police attention while the Vietnamese guy fled to Vietnam. This is just speculation, but in that case Struik was aiding and abetting a wanted suspect. Struik may well have just assumed that he would talk his way out of the problem, since he has Cambodian citizenship and presumably money and connections.
He assumed wrong, and he has been held in custody since his arrest in early December 2016.
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Re: Vietnamese Man and his Dutch boyfriend, Stefan Struik Arrested By Police For Physically Abusing A Boy

Post by kiwiincambodia » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:08 pm

John Bingham wrote:
kiwiincambodia wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:15 pm
Any idea on what charges he is facing in Vietnam and how long a term he could face based on the charges?
Yeah, try reading the post before yours. :roll:
That's what he's been charged with in Cambodia, unless I missed something. I'm asking what he has been charged with in Vietnam to still be detained there?
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Re: Vietnamese Man and his Dutch boyfriend, Stefan Struik Arrested By Police For Physically Abusing A Boy

Post by John Bingham » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:13 pm

kiwiincambodia wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:08 pm
John Bingham wrote:
kiwiincambodia wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:15 pm
Any idea on what charges he is facing in Vietnam and how long a term he could face based on the charges?
Yeah, try reading the post before yours. :roll:
That's what he's been charged with in Cambodia, unless I missed something. I'm asking what he has been charged with in Vietnam to still be detained there?
I remember reading that he was only facing a 2-3 year sentence there because most of his actions just fell under a general physical abuse of a child type offense.
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Re: Vietnamese Man and his Dutch boyfriend, Stefan Struik Arrested By Police For Physically Abusing A Boy

Post by kiwiincambodia » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:22 pm

John Bingham wrote:
kiwiincambodia wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:08 pm
John Bingham wrote:
kiwiincambodia wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:15 pm
Any idea on what charges he is facing in Vietnam and how long a term he could face based on the charges?
Yeah, try reading the post before yours. :roll:
That's what he's been charged with in Cambodia, unless I missed something. I'm asking what he has been charged with in Vietnam to still be detained there?
I remember reading that he was only facing a 2-3 year sentence there because most of his actions just fell under a general physical abuse of a child type offense.
I thought that was the case as well but couldn't remember details. That makes my stomach sick to think this sick piece of trash could be back out in the public so soon.

It is very unlikely he will ever come back to cambodia to face the full sentence handed down here (which I believe is to lenient for his crimes).
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Re: Vietnamese Man and his Dutch boyfriend, Stefan Struik Arrested By Police For Physically Abusing A Boy

Post by obelisks » Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:23 pm

I hope someone behind the scenes in law enforcement in Cambodia or Vietnam has a go at giving these two scumbags the experience of having their genitals shocked with an electric prod
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