- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 28, 2010

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia —

Phnom Penh Municipal Court Judge Chhay Kong on Thursday found Michael James Dodd of Washington guilty of soliciting sex from a 15-year-old girl and handed down the new sentence.

Last August, the same court sentenced Dodd to 10 years in jail and ordered him to pay 20 million riel ($4,878) in compensation to a 14-year-old girl after finding him guilty of soliciting sex with her.

Meng Sotheary, Dodd’s lawyer, said the court’s latest decision was not legally sound but based solely on police reports and the girl’s testimony.