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Britons arrested for ‘pornographic dancing’ in Cambodia

A group of British men have been arrested in Cambodia for what police describe as ‘pornographic dancing’ with young women tourists.

Police in Siem Reap, the popular town close to the famous ancient temples of Angkor Wat in the north west of the country, said the tourists would be appearing in court at a time to be announced. 

Police said the group, including five British men, were being questioned so that a case could be submitted against them in the provincial court.

The Foreign Office confirmed to MailOnline they were assisting five British nationals in Cambodia. 

Police released these pictures of the tourists

A group of five British men are alleged to have been arrested in Cambodia for what police describe as ‘pornographic dancing’. Police released these pictures of the tourists

These are the tourists alleged to have been arrested on indecency charges in Cambodia. The group is said to include five British men, though it is unclear who each person is 

These are the tourists alleged to have been arrested on indecency charges in Cambodia. The group is said to include five British men, though it is unclear who each person is 

An expatriate website in Cambodia released the scant details put out by police.

The website, cambodiaexpatsonline.com , published a number of photos released by the police showing the men and women lying on the floor of a premises together, the men shirtless, while other young people, believed to be tourists, look on.

It is alleged the names of four of the British men, made public by the police, are Richard Daniel Hone, 31; Paul Francis Harris, 33; Thomas Alexander Jeffries, 23; Job Robertus, 22.

Another man named is Vincent Hook, 26, although his nationality has not been revealed.

Also in the arrested group of 10 tourists is Paul Martin Brasch, 33, from New Zealand.

Two of the men said to have been arrested in Cambodia. Their identities are unknown

Two of the men said to have been arrested in Cambodia. Their identities are unknown

The alleged offences took place near to the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, in the north west of Cambodia

The alleged offences took place near to the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, in the north west of Cambodia

Two women in the group, both said to be from Canada, are named as 25-year-old Jessica Drolet and 20-year-old Edensaran Kazoleas.

A police statement alleged the 10 tourists were arrested for ‘dancing in pornographic mode’.

The local authority added: ‘The competent authorities are preparing a case to submit to the provincial court.’

It is not expected the group will face a harsh punishment if a court agrees they are guilty of breaking indecency laws.

Whether actual sex took place has not been alleged.

The photos released by police are understood to have been obtained from a witness at the scene.

Following the group’s detention and questioning at a Siem Reap police station, the eight men and two women were lined up at the entrance for a formal photo. 

A Foreign Office spokesman told MailOnline: ‘We are assisting five British men arrested in Cambodia and are providing support to their families.’



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