Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Man in court over rape of two underage girls

Man in court over rape of two underage girls

Man in court over rape of two underage girls

A man will be sent to court today for the alleged rape of two underaged girls in the capital’s Choam Chao commune, authorities said yesterday.

Deputy director of criminal investigation for Por Sen Chey district Kit Vannak said the suspect, Huth Chanthea, 33, was a fishmonger at Canadia market. He was arrested last month after the families of the girls, aged 5 and 10, filed a complaint against him.

The girls lived near Huth Chanthea, and often played outside his rented house with his son, who was about 10 years old, Kit Vannak said.

The girls claimed they were invited into the suspect’s house on separate occasions and raped. Vice-director of women and children at Adhoc Lim Mony said the number of rape cases remained about the same for 2011 and 2010, when about 500 cases were reported.

MOST VIEWED

  • Japan bank buys major stake in ANZ Royal Bank

    Japan's largest bank acquired more than half of ANZ’s shares in Cambodia on Thursday, according to a statement from Kith Meng’s Royal Group. Japan's JTrust Bank, announced that they had acquired a 55% of stake in ANZ Royal Bank. According to a Royal Group

  • Proof giants walked among us humans?

    For years a debate has waged about whether certain bas relief carvings at the 12th-century To Prohm Temple, one of the most popular attractions at the Angkor Wat Temple Complex in Siem Reap province, depicted dinosaurs or some rather less exotic and more contemporary animal,

  • Long way to go before Cambodia gets a ‘smart city’

    Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang will struggle to attain smart city status without adopting far reaching master plans, according to officials tasked with implementing the program. The brainchild of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the smart city program seeks to link up

  • Endangered animals found dead in Pailin

    An endangered gaur was one of “many” wild animals found dead in “dozens” of illegal traps in Pailin province’s Phnom Khieu Wildlife Sanctuary, said Chit Thy, a military officer working with rangers to protect the conservation area, on Wednesday. Thy, an officer in the 507