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Man Stands Trial In L.A. For Sex Crimes In Cambodia

Okabe & Haushalter Mar 2, 2010 Sex Crimes

A man will stand trial in Los Angeles after admitting to the FBI that he paid to have sex with a 14-year-old girl and several other children in Cambodia.

Michael Dodd, 59, is accused of traveling overseas to have sex with a minor. Dodd was in Cambodia teaching English when he was arrested by Cambodian authorities in 2008. A Cambodian court convicted Dodd of having a sexual relationship with the 14-year-old girl.

He has since been turned over to the U.S. and is now back on U.S. soil. It has not yet been reported when Dodd’s U.S. trial is scheduled to begin.


Sex tourism is an extremely serious sex crime that is prosecuted harshly by the federal government. Not only will some of the best U.S. attorneys be assigned to the case, but they will have the assistance of the FBI and other powerful agencies helping them in their efforts to convict you of the charges. Cases like these require the dedicated representation of a highly skilled attorney. At Okabe & Haushalter, you can rest assured that your case will be handled by an experienced Los Angeles sex crime defense lawyer who will work diligently to defend your rights and aggressively fight the charges at hand. We understand what you stand to face should you be convicted, and are committed to doing everything we possibly can to secure the best possible outcome.

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