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

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

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu May 21, 2020 11:42 am

Cambodia News (Siem Reap): On May 20, 2020, the police of the department of human trafficking and minor protection arrested a British national, MATTHEW WILLIAM WATKIN, 37 years old, a teacher at GLOBAL school, after allegations that he committed sexual assault on two young girls in Siem Reap.

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Matthew Watkin is a British national from Shrewsbury, England, born on April 17, 1983. It is not clear by the visas in his passport that have been made public when he first entered Cambodia, but on June 19, 2018 he applied for a 1-year visa extension that expired on June 19, 2018. His visa for the next year has not been made public, but on December 25, 2019 he was granted another visa extension, this time for 6 months, which expires next month, on June 24, 2020. His British passport was issued on May 30, 2018 and will expire on February 28, 2029.

Lieutenant Chea Heng, director of the Department of human trafficking and minor protection, said that on March 18, 2020, a 38-year-old woman, Prel Sareth, filed a complaint against the British man for assaulting her two daughters, aged 13 years old and 17 years old.

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After receiving the complaint, the police submitted the case to the prosecutor to lead an investigation. Then, on May 20, 2020, the British man was called in for questioning. He reportedly said that the two girls were his wife's nieces who were living with his wife and himself. He asked them for massages, kissed their foreheads, and rubbed his beard on their face, but he didn't have sex with them.

After questioning, Mr. Kert Vannareth, the prosecutor of the Siem Reap court, ordered Matthew William Watkin's arrest and the suspect has been detained for case preparation following the legal procedure.
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Re: British Teacher Arrested in Siem Reap Accused of Sexual Assault

Post by Soriya » Thu May 21, 2020 12:17 pm

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 11:42 am
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Cambodia News (Siem Reap): On May 20, 2020, the police of the department of human trafficking and minor protection arrested a British national, MATTHEW WILLIAM WATKIN, 37 years old, a teacher at GLOBAL school, after allegations that he committed sexual assault on two young girls in Siem Reap.

Lieutenant Chea Heng, director of the Department of human trafficking and minor protection, said that on March 18, 2020, a 38-year-old woman, Prel Sareth, filed a complaint against the British man for assaulting her two daughters, aged 13 years old and 17 years old.
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After receiving the complaint, the police submitted the case to the prosecutor to lead an investigation. Then, on May 20, 2020, the British man was called in for questioning. He said that the two girls were his wife's nieces who were living with his wife and himself. He asked them for massage, kissed their foreheads, and rubbed his beard on their face, but he didn't have sex with them.

After questioning, Mr. Kert Vannareth, the prosecutor of Siem Reap court, ordered the British man's arrest and the suspect has been detained for case preparation following the legal procedure.
Anyone that asks a 13 year old for a massage has issues
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Re: British Teacher Arrested in Siem Reap Accused of Sexual Assault

Post by Randolphgb » Thu May 21, 2020 12:32 pm

The Khmer language news site translation say the complaint was made on March 18 but that seems like a long time to act on a suspect who lives and works nearby. More likely it was May 18 and he was arrested on May 20. That's a more reasonable time frame.

Not sure where 'massage' is mentioned, but it does seem plausible that he could be hugging / kissing them goodnight, his beard felt rough on their faces, they told their parents it hurt and that has escalated.

Innocent until proven guilty. There could be more to it all.
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Re: British Teacher Arrested in Siem Reap Accused of Sexual Assault

Post by Jerry Atrick » Thu May 21, 2020 12:40 pm

His eyes are too close together.
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Re: British Teacher Arrested in Siem Reap Accused of Sexual Assault

Post by barang_TK » Thu May 21, 2020 12:44 pm

I met him before, nice guy. So I'm pretty sure to know his two nieces and their mother (well-known in SR nightlife, but under another name) who is always looking for money.
I don't know what happened, allegations may be right. Or just a money affair between adults...
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Re: British Teacher Arrested in Siem Reap Accused of Sexual Assault

Post by Yobbo » Thu May 21, 2020 1:06 pm

Jerry Atrick wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 12:40 pm
His eyes are too close together.
And he discarded the evidence by shaving his beard :nono:
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Re: British Teacher Arrested in Siem Reap Accused of Sexual Assault

Post by canucklhead » Thu May 21, 2020 1:23 pm

Why were these girls living with him and his wife and not their mother? Something fishy about it to me.
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Re: British Teacher Arrested in Siem Reap Accused of Sexual Assault

Post by mcam » Thu May 21, 2020 1:24 pm

A number of people have jumped to his defense on Facebook claiming the auntie of the two girls is demanding $20,000 and as a gambling problem. Guess there's two sides to a story but I wouldn't want to be this guy facing charges like that.
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Re: British Teacher Arrested in Siem Reap Accused of Sexual Assault

Post by canucklhead » Thu May 21, 2020 1:27 pm

Well well. Thats kind of what I was thinking. She sure wont be getting any money now.
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Re: British Teacher Arrested in Siem Reap Accused of Sexual Assault

Post by Agarwal.Aditya » Thu May 21, 2020 1:45 pm

Why is he getting massage from 13 year old girl? That is not acceptable (unless he is Gandhi)!
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