British doctor, 69, arrested ‘for abusing girls as young as 12’ is found with a suitcase packed with children’s clothes and Barbie dolls in Cambodia and ‘had a stash of lubricant and sex toys’
- Clive Cressy arrested at a cafe in Cambodian capital Phnom Penh on Thursday
- The doctor, 69, is accused of paying for sex with four girls aged 12, 13, 14 and 15
- Pictures of his suitcase show it contained children’s clothes and Barbie dolls
- Company papers show Brighton, East Sussex, as his correspondence address
A British doctor arrested for paying girls as young as 12 for sex in Cambodia had a suitcase packed with children’s clothes and Barbie dolls, it has emerged.
Clive Cressy, 69, from Hove, East Sussex, was arrested at a cafe in the capital Phnom Penh last Thursday after a police investigation and charged yesterday.
The doctor is accused of paying for sex with four girls aged 12, 13, 14 and 15. Police claim he paid up to £2,300 to have sex with a virgin.
After raiding his address, police are alleged to have found a stash of lubricants and sex toys.
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British doctor Clive Cressy has been arrested for paying girls as young as 12 for sex in Cambodia. Police found he had a suitcase (pictured) packed with children’s clothes and Barbie dolls, it has emerged
Police found children’s crayons, a passport and a doll during their investigation into Cressy
Clive Cressy, 69, was arrested at a cafe in capital Phnom Penh last Thursday after a police investigation
His Vietnamese girlfriend Chea Sokthy, 27, was also arrested at his apartment after being accused of procuring the youngsters.
Yesterday, the pair appeared at the The Phnom Penh Municipal Court where they were both charged and remanded at the Prey Sar prison to await trial.
Court spokesman Y Rin said Cressy had been charged with purchasing child prostitution while Sokthy with soliciting child prostitution.
He said a trial would take place later this year but a date had not yet been set.
Police raided Cressy’s apartment and seized computer equipment, a camera, external hard drive and DVDs
The doctor (pictured) is accused of paying for sex with four girls aged 12, 13, 14 and 15
Keo Thea, the Phnom Penh municipal anti-human trafficking police chief, said they had been following Cressy for a number of months.
The doctor entered and left Cambodia a number of times during the investigation, police said.
Cressy was arrested last week as he ate a sandwich in a shopping area of Phnom Penh known as the Russian Market.
He was then ordered to lead child-protection police officers to his apartment where up to a dozen police searched suitcases, cupboards, drawers and allegedly found a number of sex toys – as well as ‘normal’ toys that could be used to keep children entertained.
Keo Thea, the Phnom Penh municipal anti-human trafficking police chief, said officers had been following Cressy for a number of months
Also seized were computers and still and video cameras.
It is understood 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.
Police had reportedly been investigating him for some time after receiving complaints from the mothers of the girls who had allegedly been abused.
According to NKD news, Cressy paid the 14-year-old $3,000 for her virginity while the younger girls were paid $200 to $300 to perform sex acts and for him being able to inappropriately touch them.
Mr Thea said computers were being checked and they were ‘doing more investigation’ to trace other potential victims
At his address, it is being alleged, police found Viagra, lubricants, sex toys and a number of pairs of girls’ shoes.
Because newspaper articles are in the Cambodian language, expatriates have asked for translations and learned from one that Cressy allegedly contacted someone to find and buy the four young girls and take them to his apartment.
A company check shows a Hove address for ‘Dr Clive Robert Kingsley Cressy’.
He is listed on line as being a qualified translator in Swedish and his personal reading interests are children’s literature, fiction and non-fiction works.
He has interests in film, printing and publishing and tv, and his medical interests are in oncology, orthopaedics and radiology.