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Maid, boy ‘rescued’ from home

Maid, boy ‘rescued’ from home

Police from the Ministry of Interior are questioning two people over claims that their 18-year-old maid was raped and her 10-year-old brother abused, according to police and human rights officials.

Am Sam Ath, a legal adviser for rights group Licadho, said yesterday that the two were “rescued” from a house in Tuol Kork district on Tuesday after a complaint from their mother.

Sam Ath said the 18-year-old had lived with the family as a maid since she was 8, but that her brother had only moved in a few years ago.

“The mother told me that her two children were detained and they were tortured as well,” he said, adding sexual abuse claims have not been verified.

“The police and court started to investigate and they rescued the children [Tuesday] evening from the house,” he said.

An Interior Ministry Anti-Human Trafficking Police department official who declined to be named confirmed two people were being questioned and that police had seized “evidence” from the house.


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