Prayer breakfast hears horror of sexual slavery in Cambodia
Author: Melissa Martin, Winnipeg Free Press
It was the eyes he couldn't forget, the piercing stares of seven Cambodian girls sold into sexual slavery, their abuse caught on tape by a Canadian pedophile... read more
Child sex: A secret shame
Author: Laura J. Snook: Southeast Asia Globe
The myth that most paedophiles in Cambodia are Western belies a darker truth. Fourteen years ago, a senior member of Cambodia's government was asked why the country seemed indifferent to the sexual exploitation of its children by expats. He replied...
Seeking Justice for Victims of Travelling Sex Offenders
Author: Joseph Quesnel, June 17, 2010 from Canada's Journal of Ideas
This article contains an interview with Brian McConaghy, former RCMP Officer and founder of Ratanak International.
Breaking the Silence: Sexual Violence in Cambodia
Author: Amnesty International Report (April 2010)
An informative report covering some of the major issues surrounding sexual violence in Cambodia, including deficiencies in law enforcement, gender-based and socially-based discrimination, and changes needed in the penal code.
Trafficking: A Global Tragedy
Author: Leigh Anne Williams of Anglican Journal (Feb 1, 2010)
An overview of human trafficking accompanied by an interview with Brian McConaghy, illustrating the involvement of the Christian community in confronting trafficking issues.
'Tortured' Girl Gives Tearful Testimony
Author: May Titthara and Khuon Leakhana of the Phnom Penh Post (January 27, 2010)
An 11-year-old girl who officials believe was subjected to frequent beatings and other abuses while being held captive as a domestic servant faced her alleged tormentors during an emotional day of testimony in Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday.
I Thought It Could Never Happen To Boys?
Author: SSC for Hagar Cambodia with World Vision Cambodia
Sexual abuse and exploitation of boys in Cambodia: An exploratory study - January 2008.
Human Trafficking: Tragedy & Hope
Author: Debra Fieguth of Faith Today (Nov/Dec 2009)
Christian Activists are calling for help in the fight to stop the exploitation of vulnerable people by organized crime. Concern is rising amid rumours of young women being brought to Vancouver to meet the demand for prostitutes at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Confronting a Great Evil
Author: Tom Axworthy of the Toronto Star (October 31, 2009)
What can an individual do when faced by a great evil organized on a global scale? This is the essential question posed by Joy Sumyi Lee in a recent report for the Centre for the Study of Democracy on child sex trafficking in Cambodia. . . read more.
House Of Horror Transformed
Author: Lori Pederson of the BC Christian News (July 2009)
More than two decades after they fled the Khmer Rouge reign of terror, most Cambodian refugees who resettled in the United States remain traumatized, a study funded by the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has found. Sixty-two percent suffered. . . read more.
Taking a Vacation from the Law? Extraterritorial Criminal Jurisdiction and Section 7(4.1) of the Criminal Code
Author: Benjamin Perrin
Canada's extraterritorial child sex offenses in section 7(4.1) of the Criminal Code are under-enforced, and have faced legal uncertainty, since coming into force in 1997. However, the recent decision of the B.C. Supreme Court in R. v. Klassen (2008) and . . . read more.
Foundation Rehabilitates Child Sex Slaves
Author: Frank Stirk of Christian Week (April 10, 2009)
A Christian foundation is committed to repairing the damage done to young Cambodian girls. . . read more.
Foundation to Fund Cambodian Children Victimized By Canadians
Author: Janaya Fuller-Evans of The Vancouver Courier (March 11, 2009)
Cambodian children victimized by Canadian pedophiles will get help from Canada, says the founder of Vancouver-based Ratanak International. . . read more.
Trafficking Persons Report 2009: Cambodia
Author: US State Department
Cambodia is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children trafficked for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor. . . . read more.
Trafficking Persons Report 2009: Canada
Author: US State Department
Canada is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children trafficked for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor. Canadian women and girls, many of whom are. . . read more.
Ex -cop Takes on Child Slavery
Author: Grant Warkentin, Campbell River Mirror
Brian McConaghy used to be a weapons specialist and forensic scientist with the RCMP. Now he and his Ratanak International are trying to end child slavery and prostitution in Cambodia.
The Evil Behind the Smiles
Author: Nicholas D. Kristof of The New York Times (Dec 31, 2008)
Western men who visit red-light districts in poor countries often find themselves surrounded by coquettish teenage girls laughingly tugging them toward the brothels. The men assume that the girls are there voluntarily, and in some cases they are right . . . read more.
Facing Light Punishment
Author: Julian Sherof MacLean's (April 7, 2008)
'Kiddypics' offenders in other countries got years behind bars. Not in Canada.
Canadian Police Help Curb Child-Sex Tourism in Cambodia
Author: The Province (March 19, 2007)
This article plus 2 more.
Author: Elvin Klassen of Blue Line Magazine (April, 2006)
Bringing hope to the children of the killing fields
Bringing Hope To The Killing Fields
Author: Elvin Klassen of Pony Express
Civillian member finds his calling beyond our borders.
Life In The Killing Fields
Author: Eve Edmonds of the Richmond News (June 18, 2005)
Richmond man's charity builds hospitals and orphanages in Cambodia.
There Is A Way To Help Cambodia's Child Sex Slaves
Author: Unknown (June 6, 2005)
Don Bakker, a repulsive beast of a man whose idea of sexual pleasure was to amuse himself with a seven-year-old child . . . read more.
Victims' reluctance makes sex tourism charges tough to lay
Author: Chad Skelton, Vancouver Sun (June 3, 2005)
BAKKER FALLOUT - Poor childern in poor countries incredibly vulnerable...
New Child Sex Law Nets Vancouver Man 10 Years
Author: Neal Hall & Darah Hansen of Vancouver Sun (June 3, 2005)
Don Michel Bakker abused children in Cambodia.
Bakker Gets 7 Years For Violent Sexual Assaults...
Author: Susan Lazaruk of the Vancouver Sun (June 3, 2005)
Judge says it must reflect the moral outrage of right thinking people.
Childrens Trauma 'Absolutely Massive'
Author: Ethan Baron of The Province (June 3, 2005)
Richmond man found room in Cambodia where abuse took place.
The Approach is Unchanging: "You want young girl, little girl?"
Author: Sunday Telegraph
It's like a sweet shop: if this girl's not right, get another'. In a shocking undercover report from Cambodia, Daniel Foggo reveals how British pedophiles are buying girls as young as six in the brothels of Svay Pak, a dirt-track street . . . read more.