Well Known Canadian Musician Vadim Scott Arrested in BattambangJanuary 5, 2014
Canadian arrested for child rape
Sunday, 5th January, 2014, 2:06 pm
The Anti-Human Trafficking and Youth Protection Office of the Battambang Provincial Police arrested a Canadian man on suspicion of having taken a 14 year old boy to his room for sex in a hotel located north of Boeng Chouk Market, in Prairk Mahatep Village, Svay Pow Commune, Battambang Town.
The arrest was made at 12:10 am, 5th January, 2014, after the suspect had taken the 14 year old boy to his room for sexកាលពីវេលាម៉ោង១២ និង១០នាទីរំលងអធ្រាត្រឈានចូលថ្ងៃទី៥ មករា២០១៤ ក្រោយពីសង្ស័យថា ជនបរទេសរូបនេះនាំក្មេងប្រុសអាយុ១៤ឆ្នាំម្នាក់ទៅរួមភេទនៅក្នុងបន្ទប់
An official from the Office identified the suspect as VADIN SCOD, a 43 year old Canadian, who had entered Cambodia on a tourist visa. The same official stated the suspect had brought a 14 year old boy to his room in the Haing Lay Hotel for sex in exchange for 8,200 riels (a little more than $2).
Investigators arrested the suspect in his room after the victim had left after servicing the suspect.
In response to initial police questioning, the Canadian suspect confessed to what he had done to the boy (បានឆ្លើយទទួលស្គាល់នូវអ្វីដែលខ្លួនបានប្រព្រឹត្តទៅលើក្មេងប្រុសនោះ). Koy Heang (possibly the official) stated that the Canadian man might possibly face the charge of purchasing sex from a minor.
Khmer news from the Koh Santepheap translated by Porky Pig
Could Vadim Scott the Canadian musician, also be Vadim Scott the incarcerated Canadian sex tourist?
And according to his own facebook page, Vadim Scott is currently working as a teacher in Bangkok.
The Phnom Penh Post provide more details of the incident here, including the fact that Vadim Scott was discovered in bed with the victim.
K440 spoke to a law enforcement officer in Battambang this morning who told us that Vadim Scott has been charged as Vadim Scott Benderman – the name in his passort, and was arrested at 00.10 on Sunday 5th January after a telephone complaint was received from the owner of the hotel where Benderman had booked a room with a fourteen-year-old boy.
He will be charged in court today and will then return to jail for pretrial detention
In Cambodia, suspects remanded in jail wait up to six months for their trial to begin.