Australian in Cambodia surrogacy case 'lost everything'

Australian Tammy Davis-Charles, right, charged with providing commercial surrogacy services, hides her face as she enters the Phnom Penh Municipal Court in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Monday. (AP Photo)

PHNOM PENH -- An Australian woman charged with providing commercial surrogacy services in Cambodia has told a court she has “lost everything” since her arrest eight months ago and is suffering from cancer.

Cambodia banned commercial surrogacy last year after becoming a popular destination for would-be parents seeking women to give birth to their children.

Tammy Davis-Charles pleaded innocent in a hearing Monday. The judge adjourned the case until Aug 3.

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