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Man held on child rape charge

Man held on child rape charge

A CAMBODIAN man has been arrested in Siem Reap province and charged with raping a 14-year-old girl at a guesthouse, military police said.

Siem Reap deputy military police chief Nhoem Sela said Math Rany, 32, had been arrested after the girl’s mother said he raped her daughter twice last Monday night at a guesthouse in Prasat Bakong district.

“After hearing the story from the victim as well as a confession from the suspect that he had raped the victim twice at the guesthouse, we decided to send the suspect to provincial court,” Nhoem Sela said.

Siem Reap provincial court prosecutor Sok Keo Bandith said Math Rany faced a charge of aggravated rape, which carries a sentence of between 10 and 15 years in prison.

Lun Sin, deputy chief of the province’s anti-human trafficking and juvenile protection office, said the victim had allegedly been lured from her home along with her two older sisters by a man who took them to visit the Angkor Wat temple complex.

They then met Math Rany and a third man at the guesthouse, where Math Rany took the victim into a separate room and assaulted her, he said.

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