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Two accused in rape of casino worker in Poipet

Two men stand accused of raping an 18-year-old staff member of Holiday Casino in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town, police said yesterday.

Authorities said that on March 7, Saing Vorn Ouk, 21, and Korng Doeung, 20, were drinking with the woman in a beer garden in Poipet town’s Kbal Spean village when she asked if one of the men would accompany her to a discreet place where she could use the bathroom.

It was around midnight and the trio had been drinking for several hours.

Vorn Ouk then walked the woman to “a quiet place”, where he allegedly raped her.

After he returned, Doeung then went to the same place, where he also forced himself on the woman, according to police.

Oum Sophal, Poipet town police chief, said the alleged victim filed a complaint the next day, and officers arrested the two suspects. The two men confessed to the crime after being questioned, he said.

“Suspects have been sent to the court already,” he said, though he added that he did not know whether the court had charged the men with rape.

Sophal said that both suspects live in villages in O’Chrou district, and were arrested the same day the complaint was filed.

He did not say what the young woman’s job is at Holiday Casino, or whether the two men are employed there as well.

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