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Charges for alleged child rapist

Police in Banteay Meanchey sent to court a man who allegedly raped an 8-year-old girl earlier this month and attempted to sexually assault a 12-year-old girl on Monday.

Moeun Seth, 21, was charged at the Banteay Meanchey Provincial Court yesterday, a day after police say he confessed to raping a child on January 6, and attempting a similar crime on Monday, according to Bun Set, Banteay Meanchey’s deputy bureau chief of serious crimes.

Seth said yesterday that the man had been charged “with rape of underage children and kidnapping”.

“The court decided to detain him in prison for further investigation,” he added.

On January 6, Seth allegedly told a group of 7- and 8-year-olds walking home from school that a thief was up the road, and told them to follow him into the woods to avoid danger. He then allegedly ordered them to remove their clothes and raped an 8-year-old girl.

After attempting a similar ploy on Monday, police tracked down and arrested Seth. During an interrogation, police said, Seth admitted to the crimes, saying that he was drunk, addicted to drugs and that his wife is pregnant.



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