Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Three men arrested for gang rape of teenager in Bavet




Three men arrested for gang rape of teenager in Bavet

Three men arrested for gang rape of teenager in Bavet

Three of four men suspected of gang-raping a teenage casino worker in a guesthouse in Svay Rieng province’s Bavet town were arrested yesterday, according to police.

Bavet commune police chief Mao Phinphirum said officers seized Siev Dara, 20, and 19-year-olds Sok Pha and Var Vanadara following a complaint from the victim’s family. Ngun Chenda, 20, remains at large, he said.

Phinphirum said the 15-year-old victim, a casino worker in the border town, accused the men of raping her after a night out on November 2. The officer said she knew her alleged attackers and had visited a club with them.

After leaving, the group rode around town before persuading the girl to accompany them to the Ly Sambath guesthouse, Phinphirum said. There, he said, the group allegedly took turns raping the teenager before leaving in the morning.

“Her family filed the complaint at Bavet commune police station and then authorities investigated and arrested three suspects,” he said.

The men will be sent to the provincial police headquarters for further questioning, he added.

MOST VIEWED

  • Hungarian exposes 90 to Covid in Siem Reap

    The Ministry of Health has discovered 90 people who have been exposed directly or indirectly to a Hungarian man infected with Covid-19. They all are required to quarantine at home and the hospital. The ministry is searching for other affected people. Among the 90, one is the

  • PM warns of ‘new Cold War’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said the possibility of a so-called new Cold War has become a significant concern and that all countries have to reject outright, any attempt to allow history to tragically repeat itself. He made the remarks in a speech during 75th Session

  • PM: West unfair to Cambodia

    Prime Minister Hun Sen released a message celebrating the International Day of Peace on Monday, saying that some major powers and western countries had been systemically cooperating to put political pressure on Cambodia as they did in the 1970s and 1980s. Hun Sen said pressuring

  • ‘Bad news is an investor’s best friend’ – unlocking investment potential in Cambodia

    It is time to shop. Economic woes provide good pickings for investors if they know where to look The poem If, written by English Nobel laureate poet and novelist Rudyard Kipling for his son circa 1895, is widely perceived as fatherly advice for John who would

  • PM requests Russia’s Covid vaccine

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has requested that Russia provide Cambodia with its Covid-19 vaccine after the former announced it planned on mass vaccinating its population next month. The request came on Thursday through the prime minister’s Facebook page as he met with Anatoly Borovik,

  • Cambodia, CRF win rice battle in EU Court

    The European General Court has rejected the European Commission’s (EC) request to reject a complaint submitted by Cambodia and the Cambodian Rice Federation (CRF) regarding the EU’s reintroduction of tariffs on Indica rice exports from Cambodia. A court order uploaded to the European