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Four guilty in teen rape case

Four guilty in teen rape case

Phnom Penh Municipal Court found four suspects  guilty of the attempted rape of a 15-year-old girl last year in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district.

Yong Thy, 22, Yoeun Thy, 21, Than No, 19, and Math Channa, 19, were arrested in July last year at a guesthouse in Choam Chao commune after a complaint from the victim’s parents.

They have pleaded innocent to the charges.

The four men had allegedly led the victim to a guesthouse in Phnom Penh with plans to rape her, Presiding Judge Din Sivuthy said.

He added that the attempted rape was thwarted because the victim had shouted to neighbours who intervened.

“According to the witnesses and hearings, these four people had attempted to rape her but their plan was not successful,” he said.

“We think that their activities are very bad for Cambodian society. We will hand down a sentence against them on 28 March,” he said.

Defendant Yong Thy said the charges should be dropped.

“I decided to bring her to stay at the guesthouse because she was my girlfriend and I did not commit any bad acts against her while we were there.”

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