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Man charged with rape of four nieces in Kratie

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Chheng Lymeng has been charged and placed in pre-trial detention. He faceas between five and 10 years in prison for rape if found guilty. police

Man charged with rape of four nieces in Kratie

Kratie Provincial Court on Sunday charged a 51-year-old man with “child sexual abuse” under Article 239 of the Criminal Code after allegedly raping his four nieces repeatedly since 2014.

Kratie provincial anti-human trafficking and juvenile protection deputy police chief Nov Ratana said on Sunday that Chheng Lymeng, from Prek Prasap district, had been charged and placed in pre-trial detention.

He faces between five and 10 years in prison if found guilty.

Ratana said the four girls – aged 12, 14, 15 and 17 – had lived with their uncle by marriage since they were young as their parents were too poor to support them.

The suspect, a farmer, is married with three children.

Ratana said Lymeng would sometimes bring the girls to a hut on his farmland and rape them.

“The suspect sometimes raped the girls at their home and sometimes at his hut,” she said.

She said the 17-year-old was allegedly first raped by her uncle in 2014, with him threatening to kill her and her younger sisters if she told anyone.

However, she filed a complaint with Prek Prasap commune police after seeing Lymeng rape her youngest sister.

Police brought the suspect in for questioning, where he admitted raping the girls.

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