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A New Zealander convicted of rape will stay in a Cambodian jail after a court rejected his appeal today.
Graham Cleghorn was convicted in
February 2004 of raping five young women who had worked at his home in the
tourist town of
He was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Cleghorn, who was not at Tuesday's hearing, has repeatedly denied the charges, saying he was framed by an activist group involved in helping to prosecute sex crimes.
But the presiding judge upheld the
conviction, saying the
His first appeal was thrown out in January last year after a hearing that neither Cleghorn nor his lawyer attended.