Yet again, tourists were caught last week taking photos of themselves with their pants down in the Ta Prohm temple. I really think it’s time to start meting out stiff punishments like actual jail time rather than suspended sentences and deportations.
Ta Prohm exhibitionists face expulsion
Phnom Penh Post, 11 May 2105
AFP, via Bangkok Post, 11 May 2015
Italian ‘took bare bottom snaps’ at Angkor temple
The Local, 11 May 2015
Xinhua, via Shanghai Daily, 11 May 2015
Three tourists face court over nude photos at Cambodia’s Angkor complex
ABC News, 12 May 2015
Tourists in Court for Naked Photos at Temple
Cambodia Daily, 12 May 2015
Tourists keep stripping at Cambodian temples and officials are not amused
Washington Post, 12 May 2015
Fox News, 12 May 2015
Nude shutterbugs get suspended sentences
Phnom Penh Post
Siem Reap Provincial Court yesterday suspended prison sentences for three foreign tourists convicted of taking photos of their naked buttocks at Angkor Archaeological Park and ordered they be deported.
Italian Bruno Margrini, 30, Argentinean Luciano Gaston Munoz, 30, and Dutch national Kiri Stamou, 19, were arrested on Monday afternoon after being caught taking photos with their pants down by guards at the Ta Prohm temple.
Their arrest marks the third time this year foreign travellers have been busted taking nude photos at the historic World Heritage Site.
While noting the trio’s remorse, judge Hok Pov yesterday handed Margrini and Munoz a seven-month suspended sentence and fined them $315. Stamou, meanwhile, received a six-month suspended sentence and $200 fine.
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