Police are hunting a man who allegedly attempted to rape a four-year-old girl in Sa’ang district’s Troeuy Sla commune in Kandal province on Thursday last week.
The parents did not report the incident, and instead accepted $250 in compensation from the suspect’s family.
Police have said that although the victim’s parents did not file a complaint, authorities are looking to bring legal action.
A neighbour reported the incident to police, who immediately attended the scene, Troeuy Sla commune police chief Puy Try told The Post.
“The victim was sleeping at home alone on Thursday evening when at around 8pm her grandmother heard screams and ran to her."
The suspect fled the scene, leaving behind a mobile phone and a shirt.
“The girl’s family did not file a complaint with police, but negotiated with the suspect’s family for compensation.
“After learning of the incident, a team from ABC Radio Cambodia took the victim away to Phnom Penh to take care of her with the approval of her mother. I do not know more about this. The living standards of the victim’s family are not so poor,” Try said.
The girl is the eldest of two siblings, he added.