Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Attempted killing: Police arrest man for rape of 9-year-old

Attempted killing: Police arrest man for rape of 9-year-old

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Suspect Nhor Neang, 22, questioned by the police after his arrest on Tuesday night for allegedly raping a 9-year-old girl. Photo supplied

Attempted killing: Police arrest man for rape of 9-year-old

Police in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district arrested a 22-year-old man accused of raping and attempting to kill his 9-year-old neighbour on Tuesday.

Deputy Meanchey District Police Chief Hour Mengvang said taxi driver assistant Nhor Neang, from Stung Meanchey commune’s Prek Tol village, was arrested several hours after police found the girl unconscious and semi-naked near her home, next to two bloodied bricks that were later traced back to Neang.

During questioning, Neang confessed that he gave the girl 5,000 riel and candy and took her to the area to rape her, according to Mengvang.

Mengvang said Neang told police: “I beat her on the face and the head three times and she fainted. After that, I used the sack to cover her, and then I escaped from the site.”

The girl was sent to Kantha Bopha Hospital in Phnom Penh, where she is recovering, Mengvang added.

“I got the information from the victim girl’s parents that right now she woke up and can speak a little bit,” he said.

The Child Protection Unit said Neang is expected to be charged with aggravated rape of a child and attempted murder.

MOST VIEWED

  • EU parliament’s 13-point vote to decide on possible sanctions

    The European Parliament is due to vote on Thursday on a 13-point resolution on Cambodia – which includes a call for the treason charges against bailed opposition leader Kem Sokha to be dropped – a threat that could see the EU enforce a range of sanctions against

  • Government hits back at threats to pull EBA, suspend UN seat

    The spokesman for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has said the government is in no way concerned after the European Parliament gave it three months to reverse what it called the “systematic repression of the political opposition”. Ignoring the ultimatum could mean facing

  • Sar Kheng: Sokha requested security

    Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Sunday revealed the story behind the transfer of former opposition party leader Kem Sokha from Trapaing Phlong prison in Tbong Khmum province to his house in the capital. Speaking at the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) headquarters in Prey

  • Chinese influx pushing locals, Westerners out of Preah Sihanouk

    Some within the Kingdom’s tourism industry have speculated that the recent influx of Chinese visitors may hinder domestic tourism as the price of accommodations in the coastal city of Sihanoukville continues to rise. Preah Sihanouk province, which has become a hotbed for Chinese investment