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Six charged with gang raping teen

Six men and boys were charged by Pailin Provincial Court on Saturday with gang raping a 14-year-old girl until she was unconscious.

Ty Vin, 23, Yun Eab 23, and four alleged teenage assailants ranging from 15 to 19 years old, were arrested on Friday following a complaint from the victim’s family, said Chorm Vanthy, chief of Pailin’s serious crimes police.

According to Vanthy, the victim told police she had been sitting at a park in front of Pailin town’s Provincial Hall on Thursday evening when a classmate she knew invited her to come drink with his friends.

The six then gave her wine until she was drunk, then drove her to Phnom Yat, a religious monument, where they raped her until she was unconscious and left her, Vanthy alleged, adding that the six will await trial at the provincial prison.

The victim’s mother told the Post yesterday that she demands the suspects be punished and also be ordered to compensate her daughter $20,000.

“They are the gangsters in this province. My daughter told me that they raped her until she was unconscious even though she pleaded, asking them not to rape her,” she said.

A UN study published last September found extremely high rates of gang rape in Cambodia, where one in five men admit to raping someone, and 5 per cent of all men say they have participated in a gang rape.

In February, two teens in Kandal were charged with gang raping a seven-year-old girl, while in November, 10 men allegedly gang raped a 18-year-old in Banteay Meanchey.



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