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Construction workers jailed in teen girl’s rape

Two construction workers were sent to pretrial detention yesterday, accused of raping a 16-year-old girl five times in Siem Reap town.

Ang Sen, an official with the Siem Reap provincial military police, said the victim attended a dance at a construction site on Friday night where a construction worker, Rin Chea, 35, allegedly raped her once.

The victim tried to escape from the construction site, he added, but another construction worker, Sam Dara, 22, allegedly raped her four more times.

The victim informed her parents of the situation the next morning and they reported the incident to the military police. The suspects were subsequently arrested and confessed to the crime before being sent to Siem Reap Provincial Court, Sen said.

“Two suspects were charged with raping the woman and were sent to an investigating judge who issued a detention warrant,” he confirmed.

From the beginning of 2016 until mid-October, eight rape cases occurred in Siem Reap town, six of which involved a minor, Sen said.

Separately, the naked corpse of a 15-year-old girl was found yesterday morning in Siem Reap province’s Sotr Nikum district.

District police chief Tep Chana said the girl was missing from home for a few days, and is suspected to have been killed the day she disappeared.

“Her body was rotting, and police are investigating it,” he said.

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