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‘Spell remover’, students, arrested in rape of minors

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Three men have been arrested in Siem Reap for allegedly raping a young woman on Thursday. Police

‘Spell remover’, students, arrested in rape of minors

Three men have been arrested in Siem Reap for allegedly raping a young woman, according to Siem Reap Provincial Anti-Human Trafficking and Juveniles Protection deputy police chief Duong Thavry.

Thavry said on Sunday that the suspects are Pin Im, 46, a resident of Krabei Riel village-district, Siem Reap province, and two accomplices, Soy Som Bun, 34, and Sean Kosal, 36. The three were arrested on Thursday based on the victim’s complaint.

Thavry said according to the victim, on the afternoon of May 9 she took her mother to Pin Im’s house. He is known as a spell remover and the victim took her to him because she thought her mother was under a spell.

Upon arrival, the suspect gave the mother traditional medicine to drink and then took his hand and touched the victim’s head. He told her not to worry about her mother’s condition saying that if her mother took his medicine for just a few days she would be better.

Citing the victim’s statement, Thavery said: “Then, Pin Im, gave me a glass of water to drink. After about 15 minutes of drinking, I felt a strange sensation, feeling passionate love all over my body.

“My legs and hands seemed weak. He then took me into the room and started having sex with me until it was done again and again. The next day, he did the same to me. He called two of his students to have sex with me until it was done from one to another.”

Thavry said through the victim’s complaint, the police checked the suspect’s house and found several empty drug tablets and Viagra in the suspect’s room. They also found pornography and videos in the phones of the three suspects.

“Through the pornography and videos, police officials found two other victims, one of whom was the biological daughter of the suspect who is 17-years-old, and another 13-year-old girl – the daughter of a patient,” Thavry said.

Additional testimony from the underage victim said she is the biological daughter of the spell remover and had been raped by her father’s students, Soy Som Bun and Sean Kosal, since she was 14 years old.

The two suspects also took nude photos of her on their phones. After that, they used the photos to threaten her, forcing her to have sex with them repeatedly,” she said.

According to another girl, she was made to squeeze her breasts and masturbate by Pin Im. One day he took her hand to touch his genitals until ejaculation but he did not have intercourse with her. This happened when she took her mother to him to cure an illness in April.

Thavry said through the complaint of the victim and the additional answers from the other two victims against the three suspects, a case was filed to the Siem Reap Provincial Court on Saturday afternoon.

Prosecutor Keut Vannareth told The Post that the three suspects have been temporarily detained since Saturday, each charged with two offences – “raping a minor” under Article 239 of the Criminal Code and “pornography” under Article 39 of the Suppression of Human Trafficking.

“The three suspects are currently being detained in Siem Reap prison awaiting trial at a later date,” he said.

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