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Charge in rape-murder

TAKEO provincial court has charged a 22-year-old man in connection with last week’s rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl in Traing district’s Smorng commune, officials said yesterday. Prosecutor Meas Sopheak said Ly Mynin had been charged with premeditated murder, which carries a possible prison term of between 10 and 20 years. The victim’s mutilated body was found in her village on October 25, with each breast skinned, her skin swelling and her left shoulder burned, commune officials said last week.



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