3 Busted in Cambodian Kid Sex Face US Trial

Justice-Immigration program extradites molesters to federal court
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 1, 2009 8:19 AM CDT
Cambodian children outside a gate during the UN-backed tribunal Monday, June 29, 2009 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.   (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
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(Newser) – Three Americans arrested in Cambodia for sexually exploiting boys and girls as young as 10 are being returned to the US for trial, CNN reports. They were snagged by a joint program by the Justice Department and immigration authorities, known as Operation Twister Traveler, designed to combat sex tourism. The men, who have all been convicted of sex offenses in the US, will be tried in federal court under a new law specifically targeting Americans in Cambodia.