Two 15-Year-Olds Arrested in 9-Year-Old’s Rape

Police have arrested two teenage boys for raping a 9-year-old girl in two separate assaults on the same day in Kompong Cham province, officials said.

One boy, 15, raped the girl on Friday evening at a cassava farm near their houses in Stung Trang district’s Dang Kdar commune, deputy district police chief Oun Chamroeun said on Monday.

The teen was arrested on Sunday at his house after a report from the girl’s parents, and confessed under questioning, he said.

The boy also told police his cousin, also 15, had raped the same girl two hours after him in an abandoned house, leading police to arrest the second boy, said Pov Kimseng, the chief of the district police’s serious crimes bureau.

The first boy also admitted that he had threatened the girl, saying “he would slice open her throat” if she told her parents, Mr. Kimseng said.

She told her parents that she was in pain the next day, eventually telling them of the rape.

The two boys were to be sent to the provincial court today for further questioning, said Tom Channa, chief of the provincial police’s serious crimes bureau.

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