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Soldier jailed for rape

A Cambodian soldier has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for raping and robbing

a Canadian woman in Sihanoukville earlier this year.

Khun Thorn, 24, was convicted on September 13 in Sihanoukville municipal court for

attacking the woman as she walked alone near Ocheteal Beach just after midnight on

April 1, forcing her into a hut at his military compound and allegedly raping her.

Thorn denied the charges in court but police had found the woman's money and two

of her photographs in the soldier's possession.

He was ordered to pay $7,500 to compensate for court costs.

The 24-year old victim, who did not want to be identified, told reporters after the

hearing that she was satisfied with the way the police and court dealt with her case.



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