APLE has a strong collaborative partnership with the police. APLE provides trainings to law enforcement officials and refers cases to both national and foreign police for action. APLE is not a law enforcement agency; however, given the complexity of sexual crimes and the evolving modus operandi of offenders, APLE’s expertise and assistance is crucial to catching child sex offenders. We work alongside police, supporting them in their work and training them to increase their abilities to effectively and efficiently combat child sexual abuse and exploitation in Cambodia.
Internethotline operates across Cambodia, with offices in Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, Siem Reap, and Battambang. In addition to this, we have informants nationwide who are trained to spot and report abuse.
The goal of the hotline is to provide people an anonymous and confidential way to report child sexual abuse from anywhere, allowing our staff to act immediately. People who report abuse are not required to provide any information to APLE or participate in the legal proceeding if they choose not to. We simply thank you for helping us protect children in Cambodia!
No. Boys can be and are abused. In cases internethotline has worked on, 52% of victims are male. Boys tend to be victims of street-based abuse and preferential offenders, while girls are more likely to be victims of establishment-based abuse and situational offenders.