Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Arrest made in child rape, killing

Arrest made in child rape, killing

Arrest made in child rape, killing

A MAN accused of raping at least one girl and killing her older sister in Kampong Chhnang province has been arrested and his case sent to court for further investigation, police officials said Tuesday.

"We sent the suspect to the provincial court Sunday for allegedly raping a 7-year-old girl. ... We also suspect the man may be involved in the murder of her older sister on May 17, but the man has only confessed to raping the younger sister," said Prak Sao Ny, chief of Kampong

Chhnang provincial Anti-human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Bureau Police.

She added the case had been handed over to the province's serious crime unit, which was now investigating the incident.

According to Sam Chankea, provincial coordinator for the rights group Adhoc, the rape of the younger sister occurred while the suspect, a neighbour, helped search for the older girl, who was lost in their commune in Samaki Meanchey district.

When the older girl's body was found two days later in a nearby forest, police arrested the neighbour in connection with both crimes. 

MOST VIEWED

  • Angkor Wat named as the top landmark for the second year

    Travel website TripAdvisor has named Cambodia’s ancient wonder Angkor Wat as the top landmark in the world for the second year running in their Travelers’ Choice Award 2018, an achievement Cambodian tourism operators expect will attract more tourists to the Kingdom. The website uses traveller

  • New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’

    After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty

  • Hun Sen detractors ‘will die’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said those who curse or insult him would eventually die without a plot of land to bury their bodies after being killed by lightning, suffering the same fate as those who recently died in Thmar Baing district in Koh

  • Ministry’s plan for net sparks fears

    The government has ordered all domestic and international internet traffic in the Kingdom to pass through a Data Management Centre (DMC) that has been newly created by the state-owned Telecom Cambodia, in a move some have claimed is an attempt to censor government critics. Spokesman