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Teacher sex assault case gets jolt after stall

Teacher sex assault case gets jolt after stall

A teacher in Kampong Chhnang who stands accused of sexually harassing three of his female students in 2013 remains at large despite an arrest warrant finally being issued last month after the Ministry of Justice intervened in the case.

Chhuon Sivin, director of Kampong Chhnang provincial administration, told the Post yesterday that the warrant was issued in early October, but there had been no reports of any arrest attempt.

“The judge issued an arrest warrant in the case, but so far has not received a report on whether they have arrested him or not,” Sivin said.

According to a Ministry of Justice letter sent to the Kampong Chhnang Provincial Court in August of this year, the uncle of one of the girls filed the complaint on their behalf in 2013. Two years later, in 2015, the investigating judge informed the Ministry of Education of the formal charges.

“It has been three years and there was no response but the investigating judge has not closed the case yet,” the letter reads.

The Ministry of Justice ordered the provincial court director to require that the judge make a report explaining the current status of the case.

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