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Sexual assault: Suspects in teen’s rape sent to court

Sexual assault: Suspects in teen’s rape sent to court

Two Battambang town men arrested for blackmailing a 15-year-old girl into having sex with them were sent to court yesterday, according to local police.

Deputy provincial police chief Chet Vanny said the results of medical examination of the alleged victim will also be sent to the court as soon as they are available.

“We have finished all the procedures, and we [police] could not keep the suspects any longer because it’s against the law,” he said.

Vanny said suspects Treong Soviet, 23, and a 16-year-old accomplice were on their way home around 2am on Saturday when they saw the victim with her boyfriend.

The suspects demanded the girl have sex with them, and, when she refused, they allegedly threatened to tell her parents about her secret boyfriend, so she relented. Her boyfriend was unable to intervene due to an unrelated injury. The girl told her parents on Sunday, and they filed a complaint to police who later arrested the suspects.

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