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American Danny Lee Pope Arrested for Soliciting Child Exploitation

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by Aimee | agapewebsite.org | May 6, 2019

On March 2nd, AIM SWAT assisted Cambodian law enforcement in arresting Danny Lee Pope, a 59-year-old American man from North Carolina, for sexually abusing young children and soliciting child exploitation.

Pope’s arrest took place after the mother of an 8-year-old girl reported to police that Pope had taken her daughter from Phnom Penh to go with him to Sihanoukville province the previous day without her consent and had not returned. When he returned the child, she revealed to her mother that Pope had sexually abused her.

After her mother filed a police report, Cambodia’s Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Police (AHTJPP) assisted by AIM’s SWAT Team arrested Pope in a Phnom Penh massage parlor.

The 8-year-old child was interviewed and disclosed information of four other victims including minors aged 11, 12 and 17 along with an 18-year-old woman who was sexually abused by Pope over several years.

These victims were identified and located and are now receiving aftercare at AIM’s Restoration Home. All victims will be represented by our legal team in the forthcoming proceedings.

Though he’s denied any guilt, Pope has been charged with multiple counts of rape of a minor and soliciting child exploitation and will await his trial from prison. He is suspected of visiting Cambodia to engage in child exploitation since 2007. Our team will continue to assist the police in identifying other possible victims of Pope and recovering any additional evidence.

AIM has assisted in the rescue of over 1,200 victims of exploitation as well as the arrest and prosecution of over 300 traffickers and pedophiles, including Americans Michael Pepe and Danny Davila.

Thanks to the efforts of the AHTJPP, many improvements have been made to combat trafficking in Cambodia. However, cases like Danny Lee Pope’s remind us of the urgent work that is still to be done to stop the exploitation of children. Our rescue statistics show that minors account for roughly 40% of all sex trafficking victims AIM assists in rescuing

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Aron Garland
2019-05-08 17:10:41
It sickens me that people come from my country to another country and get away with something like that for so long. Common sense would go a long way, that a swine like that wasn’t stopped in the beginning. He didn’t just wake up one day and randomly pick a country, Am sure he did his homework and we as society should also. Being proactive would have stopped him much sooner, he should have been flagged the moment he went into the airport, just as we do with terrorist. I am sure if one person would have looked into him, he would have been stopped a long time ago. There are some many things that I can think of to have stopped anyone at any given time and yet none was done until over a decade later. We should all feel like we failed and everyday someone is doing this and yet we as a society still act like it’s a shock and fail every child and victim everyday and yet we still can’t come up with something to stop predators, come on that’s a joke. I can come up with a dozen different ways that wouldn’t invade people’s privacy and stop people like this. If only I could or someone that uses the brain could control a few operations, it would be staggering of how many people would be found guilty, we would have to build more prisons and that’s how u will know if your operation works or not.
2019-05-08 17:27:38
What may be worse is that it is happening right here in this country. It is a major operation on or open border.
C. Hill
2019-05-08 19:09:46
It’s not “worse”, but it’s definitely true and equally horrific. No matter where a human being lives, this abuse is unacceptable and needs to be exposed and ended.
2019-05-08 21:57:13
He started exploiting children when Tim and his wife began working to save them. Have you seen their documentary yet? ourfilm.org is not gruesome, it's educational! Check out the monsters profile pics on his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/danny.pope.792
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