A forty-five-year-old man is to be sent to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday after he was arrested for allegedly raping an eight-year-old girl in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district.
Choam Chao III commune police chief Theng Kosal said on Sunday the victim and the suspect reside in the same district. The man was arrested immediately after the police received a complaint from the girl’s mother.
“The suspect claimed he did not rape the girl but admitted to touching the victim’s reproductive organ with his fingers. We are waiting for the doctors’ examination result,” he said.
Before the accident, Kosal said, the girl’s mother asked the man to look after her daughter as she would return home late.
“When giving her daughter a bath, the mother saw blood on her daughter’s reproductive organ. When the girl refused to reveal what happened, the mother asked her aunt to talk with the victim, who said she was groped by the suspect inside her home on Friday,” he said.
Por Sen Chey deputy district police chief Chea Sovann told The Post on Sunday that police would send the suspect to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for further procedures on Monday.
“The man was detained on Saturday. He was not sent to court immediately because police needed to compile a report after questioning him,” he said.