Hove doctor held on child sex charges

Posted On 05 May 2017 at 7:55 pm

A doctor from Hove has been brought before a court on child sex charges, the Daily Mail reported.

The newspaper said that Clive Cressy, 68, was arrested for “abusing girls as young as 12” and remanded to await trial by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court in Cambodia.

Cressy was charged with paying for sex with four girls aged 12, 13, 14 and 15 years old after being arrested in a café in the Cambodia capital Phnom Penh.

After raiding his address, the Mail said, police are alleged to have found lubricants and sex toys as well as a suitcase packed with children’s clothes and dolls.

At his apartment the Cambodian police also arrested Cressy’s Vietnamese girlfriend Chea Sokthy, 27. She was charged with procuring the youngsters.

The pair appeared in court earlier this week and were remanded to the Prey Sar prison to await trial.

According to the Mail, court spokesman Y Rin said that Cressy had been charged with purchasing child prostitution and Sokthy with soliciting child prostitution.

He said that a trial would take place later this year but a date had not yet been set.

Companies House records list a Doctor Clive Cressy, 68, at Salisbury Road, Hove.

Phnom Penh municipal anti-human trafficking police chief Keo Thea said that they had been following Cressy for months.

It was suggested that inquiries are continuing into other possible child victims.

A Cambodian news portal, NKD news, quoted on the expatriate website Khmer440, claimed that Cressy had been in Cambodia for a while as a tourist.

He was described as being a qualified doctor living in Phnom Penh where he allegedly abused the children but it is believed he has actually retired.

The police started investigating him after receiving complaints from the mothers of girls who had allegedly been abused, the Mail said.

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