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Elderly man arrested for rape of girl

Elderly man arrested for rape of girl

A sixty-two-year-old man was arrested on Saturday by Moung Russey district police and transferred to their Battambang provincial colleagues on Sunday following a complaint from a family alleging that he had raped a 14-year-old girl on three occasions.

Born Vannara, head of Battambang Provincial Police’s Anti-Human Trafficking Unit, said the suspect is accused of paying a minor for sex and raping a minor under the age of 15.

Vannara also noted that after receiving the complaint, police called on the victim, who said the suspect gave her money and then raped her.

Moung Russey district police chief Sar Kemlong told The Post on Sunday that after receiving the complaint, police investigated the case and arrested the suspect.

“The case involves the suspect allegedly giving money to the girl, so police have recorded it as prostitution with a minor,” he said.

Kemlong said that in February, the accused allegedly paid the victim for sex three times. On the first occasion, he gave the child 50,000 riel (approximately $12.50), while on the second and third times he gave her 30,000 riel.

After handing over the money, the suspect then allegedly raped the girl each time.

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