December 12 2006
Cause celebre in Cambodia
What: Sex and Lies in Cambodia
Where: TV One
When: 9.35pm, Monday
Sex and Lies in Cambodia is
an investigation into the controversy behind the case of New Zealander Graham
Cleghorn, accused of raping teenagers in Siem Reap.
The case of Cleghorn, accused of
paedophilia and convicted of rape, has been headline news since his
conviction in 2004.
The concerns over his trial were
so grave that the New Zealand Government sent an ambassador from Thailand on a
special diplomatic mission to help get Cleghorn his second appeal.
The former Wellington man, 59, was sentenced to 20 years
in Prey Sar prison in Phnom Pen.
He is accused of raping several
girls who worked as servants in his house.
Cleghorn was jailed for 20 years,
and his young Cambodian wife was convicted of conspiracy.
In this documentary,
director/reporter Ingrid Leary travels to Cambodia to see if she can
uncover the truth about why Cleghorn and his wife claim they were set up, and
whether they have been treated fairly by the Cambodian justice system. The
documentary includes exclusive interviews with Cleghorn, his wife, the judge
in the case, Cleghorn's lawyers and supporters, the girls who say he raped
them and staff at the women's refuge that sheltered the girls and arranged