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Arrest made over rape of 4-year-old

Police in Chamkarmon district have arrested a 17-year-old male on suspicion of raping a four-year-old girl in Tonle Bassac commune.

The suspect was arrested today after a complaint was filed by the victim’s family.

“He was officially charged today with the rape of a juvenile girl in Tonle Bassac commune,” Said Pen Seng, a Chamkarmon district police officer.

“He raped her inside his home and was arrested soon after the incident when she complained to her parents.”

The victim entered the suspect’s house on Saturday to play with him, and about 15 minutes later ran crying from the house, Pen Seng said.

He added that the victim’s mother, upon inspecting her daughter and finding injuries, tried to confront the suspect at his home before filing a complaint with police.

Pen Seng said the suspect denied the charges against him but that the victim’s testimony was sufficient to make an arrest, and that he is being held at the Chamkarmon district police department for further investigation pending a court hearing.

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