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Teen arrested over alleged rape of kids

Teen arrested over alleged rape of kids

A 17-year-old male living in Stung Treng’s Thala Barivat district has been charged with raping at least two minors in his village, police said yesterday.

Strung Treng serious crime office director Duong Sivutha said the suspect, who resides in Kes village, was arrested yesterday morning after the parents of two of his alleged victims, aged 9 and 11, filed a police report a day earlier. Following an interrogation session, the suspect allegedly admitted to raping the two sisters.

“The suspect was charged with raping a juvenile,” he said. “[The case] has been sent to court for further proceedings.”

He added, however, that the suspect was accused of raping at least five other girls. The suspect also reportedly tried to buy his victims’ silence with food and new clothes.

“Afterward, the suspect gave [one of the victims] 5,000 riel [about $1.25], or bought her a set of new clothes, in order for her to not tell her parents or others,” Sivutha said.

Prak Rattanak, the sisters’ father, said he and his wife went to the provincial police in order to make sure justice was served swiftly.

“We were concerned the suspect might escape, so my wife and I … filed a complaint with the provincial police,” he said. “[We seek] justice, and [hope] the suspect is arrested and punished so he will not be able to make other girls suffer for his crimes.”

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