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Young girl raped by stepfather in capital

Young girl raped by stepfather in capital

A two year-old girl was allegedly raped by her step-father after her mother left her in his care before leaving to work in a factory in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district on Friday.

Pan Pen, Choam Chao II commune police chief, said investigations are ongoing and that the case will be sent to the Phnom Penh Municipal court once completed. He declined further comment.

Yim Saran, Por Sen Chey district police chief, was also aware of the case but declined to comment as well.

The victim’s mother, Phat Chanthou, 24, is originally from Takeo province but now lives in Chaom Chao II commune.

She is said to have returned home from work when she noticed her daughter had blood flowing from her genitals.

After questioning, Chanthou came to the conclusion her daughter was raped by her stepfather. She then lodged a report with the commune police, who arrested the man on Saturday.

The suspect, 52, is a construction worker from Kampong Kralanh district, Kampong Chhnang province.

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