On Sept. 1, the Justice Department announced that three men charged with sexually exploiting Cambodian children are being brought back to the United States from Cambodia to face prosecution. According to CNN, Ronald Boyajian, 49, Erik Peeters, 41, and Jack Sporich, 75, are each charged with international travel and engaging in sexual contact with minors, a charge carrying a maximum prison sentence of 30 years. Peeters allegedly molested Cambodian boys, paying them small amounts of money and possibly taking pictures of his victims while they were naked. Boyajian is said to have “engaged in sexual activity with a 10-year-old Vietnamese girl.” Sporich, according to Action Pour les Enfants investigators, repeatedly hosted three Cambodian boys at a residence outside the city of Siem Reap. The men are among the first charged under an international law enforcement initiative specifically targeting Americans traveling to Cambodia for the purpose of sexually abusing children.

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