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Man arrested for alleged rape of 13-year-old Prey Veng girl

Man arrested for alleged rape of 13-year-old Prey Veng girl

Kampong Trabek district police sent a man to the Prey Veng provincial police on Tuesday after he was arrested for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl.

The crime is said to have been committed in Kampong Trabek district’s Ko Khchoak commune on Monday. The suspect, Sok Khlok, 36, lived in the commune’s Prey Snoul village.

District police chief Suon Sam Oeun said on Wednesday that his officers investigated the case. Khlok allegedly admitted committing the crime and the victim gave a statement at the commune police station as well.

“The suspect confessed that he raped the girl,” Sam Oeun said.

Citing the victim’s parents, he said on June 27, the parents travelled to a sibling’s wedding in another commune in the district and left their daughter home alone.

At about 9pm, Khlok broke into the house and raped the victim. He then told her if she reported the incident, he would kill her.

Sam Oeun said according to the parents the victim did not speak of the crime when they returned home, but she started acting differently.

After some persuading, she told them what had happened and the parents filed a complaint at Ko Khchoak police station on June 29.

Sam Oeun said when Khlok was being questioned, he admitted that he raped the girl and knew her parents were not home.

He said the accounts of the victim and suspect matched and a medical examination confirmed that the crime occurred.

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