Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Middle-school student accused of child rape

Middle-school student accused of child rape

Middle-school student accused of child rape

AN 18-year-old student was charged at court with the rape of six-year-old girl in Battambang’s Ratanak Mondol district on Saturday, a police official said yesterday.

Cheth Vanny, deputy chief of the Battambang police, said yesterday that Minh Sok Chea, 18, a ninth grade student at Neng Lem Middle School, was arrested on Thursday in Sdao commune’s Neang Lem village after a complaint was filed by the alleged victim’s family.

“He had raped [the girl] three times at the victim’s house before he was arrested. He was then charged with raping the six-year-old,” Cheth Venny said.

He added that the middle-school student was now being detained at Battambang provincial prison ahead of his trial.

Cheth Vanny said that the suspect had been staying with the victim’s parents while he was attending school and that the three rapes were suspected to have occurred on May 23, May 30, and most recently on Wednesday. He added that the complaint was filed to police after the girl spoke to her parents.

MOST VIEWED

  • Archeologists find ancient phallic statue

    An archeological team has found a metre-long tipless stone linga (penis) of the Hindu deity Shiva in the foundations of a temple in Kratie province’s historical Samphu Borak area, a former capital of the pre-Angkor Empire Chenla period. Thuy Chanthourn, the deputy director of

  • Man arrested for fake PM endorsement

    The owner of currency exchange company GCG Asia Co Ltd was temporarily detained by the court yesterday for attempted fraud after Prime Minister Hun Sen reacted to the company using his name and pictures to allege his endorsement of the firm. Phnom Penh Municipal Court

  • Sihanoukville authority orders structure dismantled

    The Preah Sihanouk provincial administration has ordered owners of two unauthorised construction sites to immediately dismantle them and warned of legal action if the owners failed to comply. Ly Chet Niyom, development management and construction bureau chief at the provincial hall, told The Post on

  • Police seek arrest of Chinese ‘gang’

    Cambodian police remain on the lookout for 20 Chinese nationals who earlier this month posted a video clip threatening to stoke insecurity in Preah Sihanouk province, though the Chinese Embassy in Phnom Penh maintained the group posed no threats to Cambodia’s national security. National Police