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Mentally disabled woman raped

Mentally disabled woman raped

A man has been charged with rape after he allegedly gave a woman with a mental disability 5,000 riel ($1.25) in order to sexually assault her.

Ting Hang Ly, 74, was charged on Wednesday afternoon after allegedly taking advantage of the woman, 24, and abusing her in Kandal province’s Kien Svay district on Monday.

Vong Se, chief of staff at the Kien Svay district police, said Hang Ly was riding his bicycle through a rural village when he found the woman, who has an intellectual disability, washing clothes.

After enquiring if the young woman was alone, he pressed 5,000 riel into her hands.

“He held her on the bed, took off her clothes, and then he raped her,” Se alleged.

The victim told her father, a local security guard, of the abuse when he returned home about 5:30pm on Monday. The suspect was arrested shortly after, and a medical examination of the victim confirmed the abuse.

Hang Ly has been sent to Kandal Provincial Prison where he awaits trial. If found guilty, he faces between five and 10 years in prison.

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