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Man held for molesting grandchildren

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A 78-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly molesting two of his underage granddaughters in Phnom Kravanh district’s Leach commune. Police

Man held for molesting grandchildren

Pursat provincial anti-human trafficking police on Wednesday continued to question a 78-year-old man who was arrested the previous day for allegedly molesting two of his underage granddaughters in Phnom Kravanh district’s Leach commune.

Deputy provincial police chief Sim Lun told The Post on Wednesday the arrest was made after a medical examination found bruises on one of the girls’ private part. “We are still questioning him and haven’t sent him to court yet,” she said.

Deputy district police chief Norng Sambath said the victims, aged eight and 13, were siblings.

He said the suspect has nine daughters and two sons, all of whom are married and live separately. The suspect lives with his wife in the commune. Because one of his daughters lives nearby, her children always came to play at his house.

The 78-year-old, Lun said, always seduced his granddaughters with money and cakes. And while the eight-year-old was playing at his house on Tuesday, the man allegedly rubbed against her private part.

When the girl complained of pain to her private part the next day, her mother grilled her before reporting to the police and taking her to the hospital for a check-up.

“We detained her grandfather after a medical examination,” Lun said.

He said the man confessed to raping the eight-year-old on several occasions and to raping the 13-year-old girl last year.

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