Don’t cut jail term for pedophile Karl Heinz Henning Opitz

Don't cut jail term for pedophile Karl Heinz Henning Opitz

An online petition has been created to request the back of the reduced sentence.

On 17th July a Cambodian court reduced the jail sentence of Karl Heinz Opitz, 66, to 10 years. The 2007 sentence gave him a 28 years in jail for getting girls as young as 10 into his apartment. The girls were provided by human traffickers. He used to tie the girls up, whip and rape them while filming and taking photos until 4 consecutive hours.

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5 victims and 2 human trafickers testified to the court in 2007. In the videos confiscated by the authorities, Opitz wears Nazi uniforms to abuse the girls. The court, then, got many other evidences such as sado-masoquist toys, devices and books of pornography.

With the jail sentence reduced from 28 to 10, Opitz will be free in two years (2007 – 2016). For many right groups in Cambodia, the jail reduction of this man does not birng justice to the victims.

We request the Cambodian government to interven in this case and request the court to consider the back of the decision to reduce the sentence of Henning Karl Heinz Opitz, the master mind of what authoritres called “to be one of the most brutal pedophilia rings uncovered”.

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About Albeiro Rodas

Albeiro Rodas (in Cambodia Sky Ly Samnang), is a MA in Digital Communication, independent journalist and a Salesian of Don Bosco from Amalfi, Colombia, based in Cambodia since 1999. He is the creator of the Don Bosco schools of journalism in Sihanoukville and Kep with young people from poor communities and the founder of the Don Bosco Kep Children Fund. Medal for Social Commitment UPB (2010); among the 100 more upstanding Colombians abroad (Marca Colombia, 2012, and among the 12 Colombians that are making this a better world 2013 (

3 responses to “Don’t cut jail term for pedophile Karl Heinz Henning Opitz”

  1. laowhynot says :

    Also, it looks like the link for the petition is no longer working.

  2. laowhynot says :

    This is terrible and it does nothing for SE Asia’s fight against people like Karl Heinz who exploit the children of these countries. Thank you for bringing attention to this matter.

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