British Teacher MATTHEW WILLIAM WATKIN Arrested; Accused of Sexual Assault in Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Re: British Teacher MATTHEW WILLIAM WATKIN Arrested; Accused of Sexual Assault in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Post by Freightdog » Sat May 23, 2020 2:25 am

Jerry Atrick wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 1:40 am
rozzieoz wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 12:18 am
I call bullshit.
I cannot imagine kissing some random underage kids on the forehead. Why?

I also wouldn't have them sleeping at my house, so it's a moot point.
Random? I gathered from the information that they are nieces, on his wife’s side. So hardly random.

As for the folk taking a stance about having someone else’s kids staying in your home- my limited experience of Cambodia shows that this is more than just an isolated event.
There’s often a lot more to any story than makes the press. Never let the facts get in the way, as it were.
Maybe now is not the time for buying a length of rope?
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Re: British Teacher MATTHEW WILLIAM WATKIN Arrested; Accused of Sexual Assault in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Post by Yerg » Sat May 23, 2020 2:30 am

Freightdog wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 2:25 am
Jerry Atrick wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 1:40 am
rozzieoz wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 12:18 am
I call bullshit.
I cannot imagine kissing some random underage kids on the forehead. Why?

I also wouldn't have them sleeping at my house, so it's a moot point.
Random? I gathered from the information that they are nieces, on his wife’s side. So hardly random.

As for the folk taking a stance about having someone else’s kids staying in your home- my limited experience of Cambodia shows that this is more than just an isolated event.
There’s often a lot more to any story than makes the press. Never let the facts get in the way, as it were.
Maybe now is not the time for buying a length of rope?
I agree FD. The information is that the kids were with their aunt and the Barang partner for their care.

As for whoever mentioned the guy being slandered earlier. He’s not being slandered because it’s a fact that he’s been arrested and it’s a fact that he has been accused of sexual assault. It’s not a fact that he’s guilty which neither CEO nor anyone else has stated.

Jeez, take a breath, and let’s see what comes out in days/weeks/months to come.

It’s like the Mark Aspinall thread all over again.
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Re: British Teacher MATTHEW WILLIAM WATKIN Arrested; Accused of Sexual Assault in Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Re: British Teacher MATTHEW WILLIAM WATKIN Arrested; Accused of Sexual Assault in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Post by King Keil » Sat May 23, 2020 4:41 am

No matter how that issue continues I can not see him get out of this in a good way. Innocent or not.
Also I can't see where this is comparable to the Mark Aspirall saga. From my understanding it is pretty much undisputed that he came back with a gun to settle his bill.
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Re: British Teacher Arrested in Siem Reap Accused of Sexual Assault

Post by djstuntmunch » Sat May 23, 2020 6:07 am

Jerry Atrick wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 12:40 pm
His eyes are too close together.
For what?
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Re: British Teacher MATTHEW WILLIAM WATKIN Arrested; Accused of Sexual Assault in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Post by Marty » Sat May 23, 2020 6:13 am

Lol, for a human being. Eyes too close together posssibly indicate a mutation due to fetal alcohol syndrome, for example.
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Re: British Teacher MATTHEW WILLIAM WATKIN Arrested; Accused of Sexual Assault in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Post by Stiliko » Sat May 23, 2020 8:35 am

rozzieoz wrote:I call bullshit.
Do you know the people involved Roz?


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Re: British Teacher MATTHEW WILLIAM WATKIN Arrested; Accused of Sexual Assault in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Post by Khmu Nation » Sat May 23, 2020 9:53 am

Brody wrote:
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At my current employer a google search was done on an employee and, lo and behold, a thread about him was discovered......on CEO. Yes this very forum!

In the comments section of the thread the man was described by some as harmless but by some as a scammer and a drug user. Claims which could be completely unwarranted. True or not it realty didn't help his cause when it came to contract renewal time. The thread also contained some unfortunately staged photos of him and some of his students in Cambodia.
Was it No Joke?

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Re: British Teacher MATTHEW WILLIAM WATKIN Arrested; Accused of Sexual Assault in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Post by Revbo n Cambo » Mon May 25, 2020 5:12 pm

After reading the details and comments about this case...,

1. the foreigner dad sending money, in ways to keep it out of the ex's hands, (done that b4)
2. the mom working in the SR night life,
(not judging her as we all got to make a living somehow, RIGHT?),
3. shortage of punters, (sorry, I mean customers), leading to her normal income being WAY DOWN,
4. possible deficit of emotional stability in the mom, she could have easily gotten pissed about something..., revenge vapors start floating above her head while dollar signs flashing in her eyes,

Considering the above, this could easily be a setup or at least a strong possibility of one, and should cast a shade of reasonable skepticism about his guilt. I, personally believe the guy deserves the benefit of the doubt. I even have a bit of compassion for him, he seems to have gotten himself between a rock and a hard place even if he is innocent, will he get justice or will greed prevail, knowing that now there are many palms sticking out that will need to be greased even if innocent.
I will say I am glad it''s not me in his shoes. :voilent1:
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Re: British Teacher MATTHEW WILLIAM WATKIN Arrested; Accused of Sexual Assault in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Post by numacsys » Tue May 26, 2020 6:43 am

All in all, a very bad situation to be in. The stigma will remain, haunt and follow one to all corners of this planet, even if he is (eventually) vindicated of the offense.

"Hey weren't you the guy back in 2020 who ..."

Google hardens the stain even more.

But if he's guilty, then he deserves the exposure.
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