Cambodia charges foreigners after pornographic dance arrests

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Posted: Jan 28, 2018 9:27 AM

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian prosecutors have charged 10 foreigners with producing pornographic pictures after they were arrested at a party in Siem Reap town, near the country's famed Angkor Wat temple complex.

Police say they raided a rented villa on Thursday where the foreigners were taking part in what organizers billed as a pub crawl and found people "dancing pornographically." While almost 90 foreigners were detained, all but 10 were released.

The 10 arrested are five British nationals, two Canadians, one Norwegian, one New Zealander and one from the Netherlands. A police statement on the arrests posted online Sunday included photos showing clothed young adults rolling around together on a dance floor.

The prosecutor of the Siem Reap provincial court said those charged face up to a year in prison if convicted.